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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 what project details our engineering team would need to get started. Click to watch below and send us a note in the footer of this page if you have any questions. 

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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 engineering team designs per the AASHTO LRFD Guide Specifications for Design of Pedestrian Bridges. Per this guide, the pedestrian loading is 90 pounds per square foot (psf), while vehicular loading can be a small vehicle up to a H-10 truck (20,000 lb. vehicle). 

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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 from elevating a PermaTrak boardwalk. President Jason Philbin, P.E. answers this commonly asked question and discusses design criteria for elevated boardwalks in the video below. 

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Topics: Boardwalk Design, Concrete Boardwalk Questions

Top 3 Benefits of PermaTrak's Concrete Boardwalk System

Posted by Jason Philbin on August 28, 2014

Architects and engineers often come to PermaTrak when they have a specific design challenge they're addressing for a client. This is most often for a commercial boardwalk system or pedestrian bridge project. Over the years we've identified specific characteristics, 3 in particular, for the types of projects where PermaTrak provides the most long-term value to an owner.

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Topics: Boardwalk Materials, Boardwalk Design

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About These Boardwalk Videos

These boardwalk videos are intended for landscape architects, engineers, and agency or municipality professionals.

In addition to answering PermaTrak-specific questions, our team of engineers and technical consultants aims to provide educational resources for designing and building boardwalks, pedestrian bridges, trail and greenway systems. Enjoy!  

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