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Boardwalk Fire Resistance Ratings: How Owners Can Avoid Disaster

Posted by Stephen Beach on September 26, 2019

In 2008, a bushfire started near Comet Bay College in Western Australia, engulfing a vegetation reserve that includes a PermaTrak boardwalk. Visitors were shocked to see that the boardwalk was still functional, and did not look to have been damaged in the least. It’s exciting to show people hard evidence that our PermaTrak system will stand up to fires better than any other boardwalk material option. It makes for that “wow!” moment and usually a couple of laughs of astonishment.

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Topics: Boardwalk Durability/Maintenance

From Trail to Boardwalk: Five Types of Transitions

Posted by Jason Philbin on August 29, 2019

Like any commercial boardwalk or pedestrian bridge, each PermaTrak project uses abutments to transition to another surface at the beginning and end of the structure.

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Topics: Boardwalk Design

PermaTrak Selected for Cross Charlotte Trail Extension Project

Posted by Jason Philbin on May 29, 2019

We’re excited to announce that PermaTrak was recently selected to be a part of the South Charlotte Connector project in Charlotte, NC. This project will extend the Cross Charlotte Trail 1.2 miles to connect with the McMullen/McAlpine/Four Mile Creek Greenway system. PermaTrak will partner with designer Kimley-Horn and the City of Charlotte to design two boardwalk crossings for this new section of trail in Mecklenburg County. OnSite Construction will serve as the contractor for the project.

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Topics: Boardwalk Design, News

PermaTrak Welcomes Matthew Hefner as CAD Designer

Posted by Aoife Kavanagh on May 28, 2019

We’re excited to announce that Matthew Hefner has joined the PermaTrak team as a CAD Designer.

Matthew comes to PermaTrak with experience in a wide range of projects, from homes and schools to coal, gas, and nuclear power plants. He previously worked as a CAD Designer at Shaw Group, CB&I, and Fluor, and most recently, served as a Senior CAD Designer with Terracon.

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Topics: News

Public Grant Funding: How Do You Engage with the Public?

Posted by Jason Philbin on April 3, 2019

When it comes to public trails, parks or greenway projects, it’s important that the community is engaged and excited about the work you are doing. The best way to do this is to reach out and get them involved whenever possible.

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Topics: Concrete Boardwalk Questions

Public Grant Funding: How Do You Maximize Dollars for Public Projects?

Posted by Jason Philbin on March 20, 2019

While securing grant funding is often a key step in turning a public project vision into reality, the process for earning a grant can be complicated.

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Topics: Concrete Boardwalk Questions

Boardwalk Design Tips: Choosing the Correct Pile Size and Spacing

Posted by Jason Philbin on March 5, 2019

Our engineering team often works with owners and designers to help determine pile size and spacing options for the boardwalk construction projects they’re evaluating. As professional engineers at PermaTrak, we take a support role in helping project managers, landscape architects and engineers pull together layout drawings for PermaTrak boardwalks and pedestrian bridges. Eventually these preliminary drawings can develop into a full set of detailed construction documents that can be incorporated into the bid drawings.

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Topics: Boardwalk Design

PermaTrak in Action: Charlotte 10 Miler and 4 Mile Run [PHOTOS]

Posted by Aoife Kavanagh on February 22, 2019

We love to see our concrete boardwalks being enjoyed by the community! On February 2, 2019, the Charlotte 10 Miler and 4 Mile Run took place in Charlotte, NC, with almost 1000 runners participating. The course for both races used the McAlpine Creek Greenway, which features two PermaTrak boardwalks.

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Topics: Boardwalk Design, News

PermaTrak Boardwalk to Be Installed at Pikes Peak

Posted by Jason Philbin on February 18, 2019

We are thrilled to announce that a PermaTrak concrete boardwalk is slated to be installed later this year at Pikes Peak – the tallest summit of the Southern Front Range of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado.

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Topics: Boardwalk Design, News

PermaTrak Welcomes John Pyle as Regional Sales Manager

Posted by Jason Philbin on February 14, 2019

The PermaTrak team continues to grow - we’re excited to announce that John Pyle has joined the team as Regional Sales Manager.

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Topics: News

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The PermaTrak boardwalk blog articles are written for landscape architects, engineers, and agency or municipality professionals.

We aim to provide educational resources for designing and building boardwalks, pedestrian bridges, trail and greenway systems. 

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