Hollywood Beach Broadwalk– Frangible Seat Wall

Marion Construction performed as a subcontractor to Burkhardt Construction on this project in Hollywood Beach. Several miles of a "frangible" seat wall was constructed in 5 ft. segments, separating the beach from a boardwalk and many businesses lining the beachfront.

A formwork system was designed and developed by Marion Construction to allow for mass production of the foundations and specialized end wall features utilized in the design. The fact that the wall was constructed in a uniform serpentine design presented even further challenges. Additionally, construction could occur during only the months of November through February of both 2006 and 2007, in compliance with the "turtle laws".

The seat wall was the initial element required in a Critical Path Project. Marion Construction was so efficient in their construction of the wall that we were largely responsible for the early award of Phase II to Burkhardt Construction.

This project was successful in large part due to Marion Construction’s ability to partner in its effort with another general contractor and the City of Hollywood, and its ingenuity in developing a formwork system designed for mass production.

We are hoping to be nominated for a 2008 Specialty Award presented by The Associated General Contractors of America.

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