Multi-Use Trail Design: 6 Economic Benefits

Posted by Stephen Beach on October 20, 2020

Skeptics may wonder what true benefit there is in having trail systems and greenways in a community. They look nice, yes, but do they add real, tangible value to a city or town?

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Topics: Multi Use Trails and Greenways

Greenway Stimulus: Investing in Active Transportation Networks

Posted by John Pyle on October 13, 2020

As the country collectively works to rebound from the effects of COVID-19, the proposed Greenway Stimulus may offer economic and health benefits for rural and urban localities. 

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Topics: Multi Use Trails and Greenways, News

PermaTrak Cost Stability Amidst Lumber Industry Volatility

Posted by John Pyle on October 6, 2020

The lumber industry has seen a major uptick in pricing during the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, the National Association of Home Builders reports that lumber costs have increased over 170% since mid-April, to an all-time high in August. A ...

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Topics: Concrete Boardwalk Questions, Boardwalk Cost

The Cost of Poorly Crafted Bid Documents - And What To Do Instead

Posted by John Pyle on September 28, 2020

Even at the beginning stages of planning a project that involves a commercial boardwalk or pedestrian bridge, construction cost and bid numbers will be a factor in determining the specified system.

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Topics: Boardwalk Design

Celebrating 10 Years of PermaTrak Projects

Posted by Jason Philbin on August 27, 2020

It’s hard to believe, but PermaTrak installed its first project 10 years ago! Since then, we’ve added over 300 maintenance-free precast concrete boardwalk installations across the United States and Canada. We recently visited a couple of ...

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Topics: Boardwalk Design, Boardwalk Durability/Maintenance

PermaTrak Welcomes Back Carrie Parada as Inside Project Coordinator

Posted by Jason Philbin on August 26, 2020

The PermaTrak team is glad to welcome Carrie Parada back into the fold as Inside Project Coordinator. In her new role, she will be working with our sales team to help develop and specify PermaTrak projects. She previously worked with ...

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Topics: News

Connecting Charlotte's Residents on the Cross Charlotte Trail

Posted by Jason Philbin on August 18, 2020

Like many mid-size cities, Charlotte, North Carolina has faced unprecedented growth in recent years. According to CharlotteFuture.com, starting in 2014, as part of a Capital Improvement Plan (CIP), Charlotte residents approved ...

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Topics: Multi Use Trails and Greenways, Boardwalk Construction

John Pyle Named Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Posted by Jason Philbin on July 28, 2020

We’re excited to announce that John Pyle has been named Vice President of Sales and Marketing. John joined the PermaTrak team in February 2019 as Regional Sales Manager, where he’s worked closely with many clients across the country to ...

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Topics: News

PermaTrak Announces Two New Precast Concrete Tread Textures

Posted by Jason Philbin on May 21, 2020

PermaTrak is happy to announce two new precast concrete standard tread textures, BeachSand and BeachWood.

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Topics: Boardwalk Design, News

Comparing Wetland Boardwalk Materials: Timber, Composite & Concrete

Posted by Stephen Beach on May 5, 2020

Concerns for Designing a Boardwalk Over Wetlands Landscape architects and engineers who are building boardwalks over wetlands often have several concerns, including:

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Topics: Boardwalk Materials, Boardwalk Construction, Sustainability/Environmentally Friendly, Wetland Boardwalks