Campbell Creek Greenway Extension - Charlotte, NC [VIDEO]

Posted by Jason Philbin on October 5, 2018

Campbell Creek Greenway is the most recent addition to the McAlpine Greenway network in Charlotte, NC, adding 1.5 miles to the existing trail. Six concrete boardwalk structures were installed throughout the path, crossing utility lines and ...

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Topics: News

Concrete Boardwalks at Josey Lake Park - Cypress, TX [VIDEO]

Posted by Jason Philbin on August 15, 2018

Flooding Concerns Drive PermaTrak Boardwalk Selection Built on a low-lying area that was previously used for rice farming, flooding was a main concern for designer Clark Condon Associates at the Bridgeland development in Cypress, TX. ...

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Boardwalk Construction : Julian B. Lane Park - Tampa, FL [VIDEO]

Posted by Jason Philbin on January 9, 2018

As part of the current renovation at Tampa's Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park, PermaTrak has come alongside the city's designers, engineers and developers to design and produce an elevated concrete walkway, which park-goers can use to enjoy ...

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Topics: Boardwalk Construction, News

Explore Upper Tampa Bay Trail - Hillsborough County, FL [VIDEO]

Posted by Jason Philbin on February 15, 2017

PermaTrak Boardwalks Over Wetlands at Upper Tampa Bay Trail, Florida Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater residents have been enjoying the Florida winter even more so this year with the Phase IV additions to the Upper Tampa Bay Trail in ...

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Topics: Multi Use Trails and Greenways, Wetland Boardwalks

Sole Sourcing: How to Specify PermaTrak for a Publicly Funded Project

Posted by Jason Philbin on July 7, 2016

If you have been under contract for design services on a publicly funded project, you know that sole sourcing hardscape products is almost always disallowed. So when your project involves federal, county or local funding, how can you play ...

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Topics: Boardwalk Materials, Concrete Boardwalk Questions

What Details Are Needed to Prepare A Set of PermaTrak Boardwalk Plans?

Posted by Jason Philbin on May 10, 2016

Engineers and designers often ask what they need to provide for us to begin design documents for their PermaTrak pedestrian bridge or boardwalk system. I'm Jason Philbin, P.E. and PermaTrak President, and in the video below I talk about ...

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Topics: Boardwalk Design

Boardwalk Design Process - How to Evaluate Live Loading Requirements

Posted by Jason Philbin on May 5, 2016

If you are designing a commercial boardwalk system, you'll need to first determine the code-required live loading. Design codes will provide guidance on pedestrian and vehicular loading. Most times for our concrete boardwalk system, our ...

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Topics: Boardwalk Design

Using PermaTrak for an Elevated Boardwalk, Observation Deck, or Pier

Posted by Jason Philbin on April 22, 2015

Designers often ask if PermaTrak can be used for an elevated boardwalk, observation deck, or fishing pier above the water. You may be thinking since a concrete boardwalk is heavier than timber or composite decking, you would be prohibited ...

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Topics: Boardwalk Design, Concrete Boardwalk Questions

What Is the Maximum Concrete Boardwalk Width?

Posted by Jason Philbin on September 26, 2014

If you are an architect or engineer, you're probably familiar with the terms "usable width" or "clear width" as they relate to boardwalks, pedestrian bridges, and multi use trails. One of the common questions that comes up with the ...

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Topics: Boardwalk Materials, Concrete Boardwalk Questions

Are PermaTrak Concrete Boardwalks Colored or Stained?

Posted by Fritz Fromherz on September 24, 2014

If you are a landscape architect busy conceptualizing a boardwalk or pedestrian bridge project, you're probably thinking about colors and textures - and wondering whether our concrete boardwalk product can be colored, stained or sealed?  

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Topics: Boardwalk Materials