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

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

3 Applications Where Concrete Boardwalks Are Not a Good Fit

Posted by Jason Philbin on June 25, 2014

If you're researching boardwalk or pedestrian bridge materials, you're probably comparing wood (timber) decking vs. composite decking vs. concrete. Building materials perform best when they are utilized in very specific capacities and ...

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Topics: Boardwalk Materials, Concrete Boardwalk Questions