When modifications in roof system design occurred, the conventional office setting was already evolving to accommodate the needs of both present and potential employees. Wide open rooms with abundant daylighting through broad windows are replacing the once common darkly lit, crowded, cubicle-filled workplace settings. With the help of wireless technology, the once-closed, stationary office setting may be transformed into mobile, collaborative areas where staff members are free to move around and complete tasks.
These modifications, which started to take place long before COVID-19, compelled firms to design workspaces that improved employees’ welfare. According to studies, employees are often more productive when they are in a comfortable setting. Utilizing outdoor spaces is one approach to build productive workplaces. This may involve using certain roof sections because roofs can serve as extra locations for employee gatherings.
In high-rise residential structures, entertainment venues, hotels, educational institutions, and other buildings, roof areas have long been transformed into livable spaces. Historically, plaza decks, gardens, and recreational spaces featuring swimming pools, tennis courts, and/or basketball courts have been frequently employed as roof spaces.
The roof spaces next to cafeteria/dining rooms, conference rooms, or meeting spaces can be used for outdoor meals, work breaks, or meeting locations in office buildings or manufacturing plants. When the weather outside is suitable, they turn into add-ons to internal spaces that can be used.
Living plants and greenery that can be placed in planters or other containers on the plaza deck surface can improve the attractiveness of these roof spaces.