JST Test Lab

Farmington Hills, MI

Solutions Provided

  • GSI – Green stormwater infrastructure manages a portion of the stormwater hitting the rooftop and surrounding landscape. This was accomplished by using an extensive green roof as well as a customized and highly technical vegetated wall system.
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  • Green Roof – An extensive green roof will be installed over a monolithic waterproofing membrane. A pre-vegetated sedum carpet will be used over the growing media. This will provided a full vegetated roof on the day of installation. There will also be large areas where roof ballast will provide habitat for insect and other small creatures, enhance the rooftops biodiversity.
  • Green Wall – The green wall on this project in a combination of specialized products and geotechnical systems. According to the product suppliers this is one of the most complex applications of their products and Inhabitect was thrilled to prove our technical abilities.
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  • Design & Consulting – Inhabitect helped manage our scope of this project by collaborating with the architect of record, civil and geotechnical engineers as well as other professionals. We worked with the general contract to do soil testing as well.

Project Description

Located in Farmington Hills, Michigan, the future home of JST Corporation, this project redefines sustainable construction, making it a great fit for Inhabitect. This project aligns with our mission and values, and we are proud to be part of something that will have such lasting environmental, social, and economic impacts.

Since early 2022, our team has been working hard to build expansive engineered vegetated walls and complex slopes around the building, as well as three different extensive green roofs which will be completed in early 2023. These technologies will help this facility blend into its natural surroundings.

Fun facts: Inhabitect has moved over 6,500 cubic yards (approximately 20 million pounds) of topsoil and stone materials on this project. The vegetated and stone-faced retaining walls reach as high as 12-feet in some areas. A cellular confinement system was used to ensure soil stabilization and to reinforce the steep slopes that surround these buildings.