Deck Level Construction

Meeting the Challenge of Building Over Environmentally Sensitive Areas

For decades, our company has been developing innovative solutions for complex construction issues such as building bridges over environmentally sensitive areas. That is why clients such as Bald Head Island have chosen us to construct bridges for them over wetlands and marshes.

Prior to Decero design phase, our team works closely with owners and Project  Managers to address construction and environmental issues. During construction, we continue to work with owners and Project Managers to ensure that their environmental concerns are addressed. We take pride and specialize in working with clients to find the most cost-effective, safe and timely way to meet construction challenges.

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One way that we address the challenge of minimizing contact with the environment is by utilizing deck level construction (also known as top-down construction) which nearly eliminates disturbance to the surrounding ecological area.


What is Deck Level Construction?

Deck level Construction is the act of building from the deck level by using the bridge itself to support construction equipment. As the bridge is built, both equipment and materials advance on the bridge as it is completed so that we never touch the bridge’s surrounding environment. This innovative construction approach eliminates the need for large equipment on the ground which can damage ecologically sensitive environments, such as wetlands, marshes or streams.

Our teams do as much work as possible from the bridge, reducing the environmental footprint of building the bridge.


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