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

Johnny Carson Park Remodel Includes PermaTrak Observation Platforms

Posted by Carrie Parada on February 6, 2017

PermaTrak Observation Decks Included in Johnny Carson Park Revitalization (Burbank, CA) Note: Segments of this article were re-published with permission from AHBE Landscape Architects and the American Society of Landscape Architect’s ...

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Topics: News, Sustainability/Environmentally Friendly

Featured Designer: Michael Henn, PLA of LANDology in Texas (Oct 2016)

Posted by Carrie Parada on October 11, 2016

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

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Topics: Multi Use Trails and Greenways, Sustainability/Environmentally Friendly

Featured Designer: Scott Sonnenberg, PE, LA, CPESC, CPSWQ (June 2016)

Posted by Carrie Parada on June 15, 2016

Scott Sonnenberg, PE, LA, CPESC, CPSWQ, owns his own engineering design firm in Columbus, Ohio, called Eco-Design and Engineering. We recently spoke to Scott about his background in landscape architecture, his biggest challenges, and his ...

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Topics: News, Sustainability/Environmentally Friendly

Urban Greenspaces on the Rise: Cleveland’s Zone Recreation Center

Posted by Carrie Parada on April 14, 2016

An ongoing trend in big cities is the development of sustainable greenspaces, which add to the attractiveness and health of urban communities. In Cleveland, a complete transformation of the Michael J. Zone Recreation Center helped not only ...

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Topics: Sustainability/Environmentally Friendly

Can Precast Concrete Piers Be Used for a Wetland Boardwalk?

Posted by Jason Philbin on October 1, 2014

Boardwalk Site Conditions: Wetlands, Grasslands and Floodplain If you have experience designing projects for park & recreation clients, trail systems or greenways, I’m sure you can appreciate how much site conditions influence your design ...

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Topics: Sustainability/Environmentally Friendly, Wetland Boardwalks

SITES v2 Rating System for Sustainable Landscapes Available Now

Posted by Stephen Beach on August 13, 2014

Green building is an integral part of the future of architecture and engineering, whether dealing with buildings, softscape or hardscape infrastructure. We’d like to highlight current efforts that promote green building design and ...

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Topics: Sustainability/Environmentally Friendly

ISI Envision: Sustainable Infrastructure Rating System

Posted by Stephen Beach on February 26, 2014

The LEED certification program charted the path for infrastructure ratings systems in the U.S. As we’ve mentioned, however, LEED is hardly alone among programs that rate and reward green, sustainable building.

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Topics: Sustainability/Environmentally Friendly

Green Building and Design Standards: SITES Program vs. LEED

Posted by Jason Philbin on January 11, 2014

PermaTrak is focused on being environmentally responsible in the construction, materials, construction methods and overall footprint of our boardwalks. Our boardwalk systems are well positioned to contribute to LEED (Leadership in Energy & ...

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Topics: Sustainability/Environmentally Friendly

Going Green: Finding Environmentally Friendly Boardwalk Materials

Posted by Stephen Beach on July 10, 2013

Last week I talked to an environmental specialist from a local Public Works department here in Florida who told me about a recently awarded grant that stipulated they use a boardwalk product produced with recycled materials. This is a ...

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Topics: Sustainability/Environmentally Friendly