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American Trails presents "Trail Construction Cost Realities" as a part of the American Trails "Advancing Trails Webinar Series"



Trail Construction Cost Realities

American Trails presented this Webinar on February 22, 2018 with Margie Tatro, founder/co-owner of Reineke Construction. This webinar delivers a simple, cost estimating tool and provide a list of the key factors associated with trail construction costs. The methodology presented in the webinar applies to ALL trail construction projects, though the examples shown are all non-paved trails.





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Learning credits are included in the registration fee. Our webinars earn the following credits: AICP CM (1.25) LA CES (1.25) NRPA (0.10).


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One of the most challenging elements of trail planning is budgeting. Understanding the factors associated with trail construction cost estimates will help a wide spectrum of trail community members. This workshop will deliver a simple, cost estimating tool and provide a list of the key factors associated with trail construction costs. Issues such as the true costs, risks, and opportunities of volunteer labor; overhead costs such as equipment maintenance; and comparisons of hand-built and machine-built construction methods will be covered.


This workshop is appropriate for recreation planners, land managers, trail advocates, policy makers, designers, and architects. Trail service providers are also welcome.




This webinar qualifies as a Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) course (via LA CES).


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Margie Tatro is a degreed engineer and founder/co-owner of Reineke Construction. The firm, headquartered in central New Mexico, has been in the trail and outdoor construction business since 2006. Margie is has served as a member of the board of directors for the Professional Trail Builders Association. In addition to her trail industry experience with Reineke Construction, she has over 25 years of experience in leading research efforts and managing budgets of over $150 million annually. Mark Reineke (co-developer of the webinar material) is a registered professional engineer, has held contractor’s licenses continually for over 32 years, and has over 26 years of construction project management experience.





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