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Wall Springs Park, Pinellas County, Fla.

Pinellas County Chooses Composite Decking

Realizing that the boardwalks surrounding the tower and fishing pier were worn, park engineers chose to replace the decking for both the boardwalks and piers at the scenic Wall Springs Park in Pinellas County, Fla. The 35-ft. tall observation tower at Wall Springs Park in Pinellas County, Florida, offers stunning views of the park and the Gulf of Mexico beyond. A regional gem, the tower and about 30-ft. of ramp leading to it were destroyed by arson in 2013. In the midst of an arduous five-year reconstruction project, park engineers realized the boardwalks surrounding the tower and the fishing pier were worn and rotting. They chose to replace the decking with composite decking for those


Composite Decking

MoistureShield Vision deck and trim boards are made with an advanced manufacturing method that creates composite decking that closely resembles wood. It developed methods for applying pigments to randomizing the embossed grain pattern so no two boards are alike.Judge’s Comment: “The ability to minimize heat build-up under sun conditions as well as the lifetime warranty regardless of climatic conditions sets this product out among other composite boards.”


Police Station Includes Functional Curb Appeal

The Village of Glen Ellyn, Ill., placed its police station inside the Civic Center four decades ago. At the time, planners believed the construction of a better station was imminent. More than 30 years later, it was still there—in an 11,000-sq.-ft. space that prohibited efficient workflow. There were obvious safety and privacy concerns about this arrangement and a new station was long overdue.In 2011, the village chose experienced companies, Dewberry, an engineering consultant firm based in the Chicago area, and Leopardo Construction of North Aurora, Illinois. A design team from Dewberry determined it was difficult to have all needs addressed in one space, and ruled out renovating the