How Precast Concrete Reduces the Installation Impact of Wetland Boardwalks

Posted by Stephen Beach on March 26, 2012

In our consultations with planners, civil engineers, and landscape architects we often talk about projects that are designed to enhance a visitor's experience with a sensitive natural environment such as a mangrove or wetland area. We hear ...

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

Beckett Park's Concrete Boardwalk Part II: Boardwalk Over Wetlands

Posted by Stephen Beach on May 2, 2011

May, 2011. Picture taking your children to a neighborhood park with the whole package in tow: bikes, picnic lunches, possibly the family dog, and that nifty new camera that desperately needs to be broken in. Here’s a would-you-rather (one ...

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

Tampa selects PermaTrak for Urban Boardwalk in Springhill Project

Posted by Stephen Beach on May 2, 2011

If someone says the word “boardwalk” to you, what kind of images are likely to pop up?  A low-lying structure through sand dunes, leading to the beach?  Perhaps a family vacation picture on a boardwalk at Myrtle or Atlantic Beach, a ...

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Topics: Boardwalk Materials, Sustainability/Environmentally Friendly

Mind the Live Oaks: Foundation Flexibility with PermaTrak Design

Posted by Stephen Beach on November 15, 2010

Hilton Head’s Mellow Mushroom restaurant preserves its live oak tree root system through creative construction with PermaTrak precast concrete. Developing property amidst a delicate area filled with historic live oaks can be difficult to ...

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Topics: Sustainability/Environmentally Friendly

Concrete boardwalk protects and improves urban park

Posted by Jason Philbin on March 15, 2010

Sutherland Shire Council, south of Sydney, used the Rocla PermaTrak concrete boardwalk system to enhance an urban park at Caringbah. The PermaTrak system was originally specified to minimize damage to exposed tree roots. Existing mature ...

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Topics: Boardwalk Durability/Maintenance, Sustainability/Environmentally Friendly

Concrete boardwalks protect sensitive dune vegetation

Posted by Jason Philbin on March 15, 2010

Two Rocla PermaTrak concrete boardwalks are part of an award-winning foreshore restoration project near the Hay Point Coal Terminal in central Queensland. BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) exports coal from Central Queensland mines ...

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Topics: Boardwalk Durability/Maintenance, Sustainability/Environmentally Friendly

Concrete boardwalks solve vandal dilemna for Parks & Wildlife

Posted by Jason Philbin on March 15, 2010

Resistance to vandalism is emerging as one of the key benefits of the Rocla PermaTrak concrete boardwalk system. Although the system was designed principally for durability and low environmental impact, an added benefit of concrete over ...

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Topics: Boardwalk Durability/Maintenance, Sustainability/Environmentally Friendly

PermaTrak Minimizes Impact on Sensitive Coastal Site

Posted by Jason Philbin on March 15, 2010

The first major installation of the PermaTrak concrete boardwalk system on the NSW South Coast was installed recently by Shoalhaven City Council as part of a shared cycleway at White Sands Caravan Park, Vincentia, linking Huskisson and ...

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Topics: Boardwalk Durability/Maintenance, Sustainability/Environmentally Friendly

Eco-friendly boardwalk protects mangroves

Posted by Jason Philbin on March 15, 2010

Gosford City Council, on the NSW Central Coast, has constructed its second public boardwalk using the Rocla PermaTrak concrete boardwalk system. The new pedestrian path and cycleway crosses an area of marine mangroves at Saratoga, on the ...

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Topics: Sustainability/Environmentally Friendly

Precast boardwalk tiptoes over snags

Posted by Jason Philbin on March 15, 2010

This pathway beside the Tyabb Airport, on Melbourne’s Mornington Peninsula, is part of a $10 million Shared Pathways Strategy by Mornington Peninsula Shire to construct more than 80km of paths for pedestrians and cyclists. Although at ...

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Topics: Boardwalk Design, Sustainability/Environmentally Friendly