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Boardwalk Construction Estimates: How Much Does a Boardwalk Cost?

Posted by Carrie Parada on October 18, 2017

Commercial Boardwalk Cost Estimates: PermaTrak 

The most popular questions we receive during trade shows, lunch presentations or an individual meeting are:  “How much does this boardwalk system cost?” and “What is a rough boardwalk cost estimate per linear foot?”

This article will share preliminary information related to boardwalk construction costs. We hope this information will be helpful as you compare the cost of a wood/timber boardwalk vs. the cost of a precast concrete boardwalk like PermaTrak. 

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Topics: Boardwalk Construction, Boardwalk Cost

How to Run a Cost Estimate For Your Commercial Boardwalk Project

Posted by Carrie Parada on August 28, 2015

Are you running a cost estimate for a boardwalk or pedestrian bridge project? 

If so, keep in mind that the final construction cost will be based on more than the decking material. To get a sense for the "all in" price of your structure, pay attention to the following variables:

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Topics: Concrete Boardwalk Questions, Boardwalk Cost

Boardwalk Construction to Avoid Slip and Fall Accidents

Posted by Fritz Fromherz on January 8, 2014

Brooklyn’s iconic Coney Island Boardwalk was the center of controversy last year as a group of advocates fought the city’s plans to replace sections of the famous boardwalk with plastic or composite wood decking, along with sections of concrete.

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Topics: Boardwalk Construction, Boardwalk Cost

Does a Concrete Boardwalk Cost More with a Curved Alignment?

Posted by Stephen Beach on October 23, 2013

If you’re in a conceptual design stage for a trail, greenway or boardwalk segment, you may be wondering about the available turning radii for different boardwalk products. Here are some of the most common questions that come up in the concept stage when designing for a concrete boardwalk system.

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Topics: Boardwalk Design, Boardwalk Cost

Boardwalk Design: Engineering Fees for Construction Documents?

Posted by Carrie Parada on October 17, 2013

Our engineering support plays a major role in the design document and construction document stages, so we like to let people know how we operate in advance. When the design document stage begins, we consult with the designer on the applicable design codes and the live load requirements– this could be a 90 psf pedestrian loading, H5 truck (10,000 lb vehicle), H10 truck (20,000 lb. vehicle), or more. We prefer to partner with the specifying landscape architect or engineer, by offering:


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Topics: Boardwalk Design, Boardwalk Cost

Commercial Boardwalk Design - 5 Cost Saving Tips for Designers

Posted by Jason Philbin on June 26, 2013

As a boardwalk designer, I’ve been lucky to team up with a number of outstanding landscape architects in designing some fine boardwalks. However, along the way I’ve made my fair share of mistakes and I wanted to pass these items along to you.

These tips can help boardwalk designers use their time more effectively, and save money for owners on final boardwalk construction costs.  

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Topics: Boardwalk Design, Boardwalk Cost

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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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