Design & Construction of Modular FRP Boardwalk System with Diamond Pier Footings
The City of Mandurah identified that an FRP boardwalk along the existing walk trail at Serpentine River, adjacent to ‘Reed Lagoon’ in Greenfields, will assist in the preservation of the natural environment on the river bank. This site is located north of Old Pinjarra Road, approximately 200m from the end.
Walcon Marine completed the design and construction of the new boardwalk in June 2017, using Walcon’s sleek and modern Advantage Series boardwalk system. This is a modular system, fabricated off site and then delivered in modules for quick and easy installation.
Included in the project’s scope of work was the provision of all design, building approval, labour, materials, equipment and services required to perform the excavation, construction, commissioning, compliance and as-constructed documentation for the project.
The boardwalk is 138m long and 2.2m wide, with handrail and seating options at mid points along the structure. Over water, there is also a 10m x 2.2m landing, fitted with hand railing.
Walcon used the Diamond Pier footing system which is a non-invasive, environmentally friendly footing solution. Three metre long galvanised pipes were driven into the soil to hold the Diamond Piers down. Due to the site being culturally and environmentally sensitive, reducing disturbance to the surrounding environment was important. As a result, no excavation machinery was required thanks to the unique design of the Diamond Pier footing system.
For further information on our Advantage Series boardwalks, contact us on 1300 627 462.