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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

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 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

PermaTrak Featured Designer: Ruben Graciano

Posted by Jason Philbin on January 31, 2019

The PermaTrak featured designer article series showcases top performing landscape architects and engineers who discuss their design perspective, current projects, challenges, and accomplishments.

Our latest featured designer is Ruben Graciano from JBI Partners, Inc. Ruben is a Landscape Architect who enjoys combining functionality and aesthetics to create memorable projects.

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Topics: Boardwalk Design, Boardwalk Durability/Maintenance

PermaTrak Featured Designer: Kara Beck

Posted by Jason Philbin on November 6, 2018

The PermaTrak featured designer article series showcases top performing landscape architects and engineers who discuss their design perspective, current projects, challenges, and accomplishments.

Our latest featured designer is Kara Beck, PLA from Eriksson Engineering Associates, Ltd. (EEA). Kara is a Landscape Architect who enjoys using her attention to detail to create unique spaces specific for a project’s user to enjoy. 

We recently talked with Kara about her background, advice for new landscape architects, and her experience with PermaTrak on a recent project. 

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Topics: Boardwalk Design, Boardwalk Durability/Maintenance

PermaTrak Offers New, Expanded Precast Concrete Tread Length

Posted by Jason Philbin on September 11, 2018

For some commercial boardwalk projects, loading requirements and design codes require a stronger PermaTrak tread (a “plank” on a timber boardwalk). For example, our boardwalk at Farmington Canal in Cheshire, CT needed to be rated for H-15 (30,000 lb.) vehicles, a standard that can’t be met with our typical tread lengths.

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Topics: Boardwalk Design, News

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About This Boardwalk Blog

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. 

By reading our weekly posts, you will deepen your understanding of boardwalk design, cost estimates, and construction practices. 

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