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 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

Designing Your Next Wetland Boardwalk: Top 4 Considerations

Posted by Jason Philbin on February 20, 2020

If you’re working on a trail project in a wetland area, you have two options for your design: reroute the trail for a longer path or go through the wetland with a boardwalk. Wetland boardwalks can be tricky, especially with permitting ...

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Topics: Boardwalk Design, Wetland Boardwalks

New Jersey Proposes New Funding Source for Boardwalks

Posted by Jason Philbin on January 15, 2020

New Jersey recently proposed a measure that could greatly affect how boardwalks are maintained and funded in the state. In this measure, state legislators proposed that boardwalks should be included in New Jersey’s definition of “public ...

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Topics: Boardwalk Design, News

Can I Design a PermaTrak Boardwalk With a Cantilever?

Posted by Jason Philbin on December 12, 2019

Cantilevers are worked into the design of a boardwalk system when the landscape architect, civil engineer, or owner wants to get the end user closer to something, such as a scenic view, a body of water, or a point of interest. There are ...

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Topics: Boardwalk Design

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 ...

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Topics: Boardwalk Design, News

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 ...

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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 ...

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Topics: Boardwalk Design, News