As August is “back to school” season for many, we’re highlighting our work for schools and universities. Our firm has been afforded the opportunity to design, construct and manage various projects for federal and state agencies, universities, municipalities and developers. We’ve worked on several campuses, including Florida State University, the University of Florida, Kennesaw State University, and The College of William and Mary.
Constructing boardwalks and bridges for these places of learning reminds us of the importance of education. We are often chosen for our commitment to conservation and our top-down construction method which protects natural habitats. Read on for a brief feature of one such project, a pedestrian boardwalk for The College of William and Mary.
Pedestrian Boardwalk for The College of William and Mary
Nature Bridges was contracted through Barton Malow Company to construct an elevated pedestrian boardwalk with composite decking to connect the School of Education to the main campus. The boardwalk allows students to admire local wildlife while passing through campus wetlands. We also installed handrails and an observation deck for students and visitors.
We were chosen specifically for our top down construction method, as the purpose of the project was to preserve campus wetlands and our methods have minimal impact on the natural habitat. The college is dedicated to preserving their environment and has enacted various sustainability initiatives.
We’re thankful for the opportunities we’ve had to promote the conservation of sensitive environments on school campuses. Preserving delicate natural habitats is a win-win for all and encourages students and faculty alike to observe and appreciate the natural beauty surrounding them.
Is your campus in need of a boardwalk or bridge? Contact Nature Bridges today and we’ll help you get started. 850-997-8585