York Bridge Concepts™ (YBC) celebrates 30 Years as Industry Leader: Timber is still Tops for Residential Developments in Strength, Durability & Design

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Single and Multi-Family Residential Developments across the country are boosting sales and increasing exposure by using timber in their crossing solutions: Three decades of R&D confirm ROI for developers.

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We have been fortunate to partner with countless developers in the Decero™ Design and Build of thousands of timber bridge structures. Of any classification, capacity and use, we can cross it – and it will last. I wouldn’t put my name on anything else.

Hundreds of residential developments across the country regularly inquire about the benefits of timber use versus other materials when spanning wetlands, rivers, creeks or flood zones.

Although a forgotten knowledge of its properties may label wood secondary to other materials, studies have shown that it’s strong, lightweight, easily worked and adaptable to all environments (Dean Matthews, Timber Piling Council). Timber is more budget-friendly, a renewable resource and has demonstrated its durability through its well-known attributes and predictability.

“Timber often competes against concrete and steel. Not only is timber a warmer element to include in any project, it holds up to harsh weather conditions vs. concrete – that expands, contracts and cracks due to moisture and temperature – and steel – that under-performs in snow and abusive weather,” confirms R. Vance Prestwood, Jr., President of Florida Custom Construction.

Timber has higher structural efficiency as carried load per unit weight compared to reinforced concrete and steel structures. When necessary, timber can be repaired or replaced conveniently whereas its counterparts need to be demolished and reconstructed. The protected surface of a timber vehicular or pedestrian deck will not weaken or rot when in contact with water and will suit a vast spectrum of weather conditions regardless of span type of use. Of the over 575,000 bridge structures in the United States of America, timber bridges have the best ratings for deck and superstructure performance. In regards to piling life expectancy and according to Koppers.com, "...properly employed timber piles are a more permanent, lower cost, environmentally better solution than any other piling material employed today."

After over 30 years of Research and Development, YBC is committed to extending the design life of timber vehicular bridges, confirming these findings and applying their know-how to every project they design and build. “York Bridge Concept’s approach to construction gave us the satisfaction of knowing that the quality we seek for our development would be respected and enhanced by their structures,” claims George Leone, Site Development Manager for Toll Brothers, Inc.

With these benefits and more architectural design flexibility, more design options are available to the developer without sacrificing structural requirements. “The peace of mind that we have acquired through our association with York Bridge Concepts and the impeccable delivery of architectural structures that will outlive our generation is part of the legacy that we hope to leave our owners and members,” confirms Rick Wood, President of Atlantic Beach Partners, developers of Atlantic Beach Country Club in Atlantic Beach, FL. “We are confident that our alliance and subsequent friendship with your firm added beauty, prestige and value to the community and its distinguished members.”

Through comprehensive investigations and use of proper materials, experienced craftsmanship and the application of their trademarked Decero™ Design, York Bridge Concepts maintains their leadership in the timber bridge industry. Today’s modern treatments, combined with proprietary coatings available only through YBC (York Timber Protective Systems™) ensure that the necessary formula adheres to the pressure treated wood, extending service life beyond industry standards. “With over thirty years in business, we have been fortunate to partner with countless developers in the Decero™ Design and Build of thousands of timber bridge structures. Of any classification, capacity and use, we can cross it – and it will last. I wouldn’t put my name on anything else,” certifies James M. York, President of York Bridge Concepts.

About York Bridge Concepts™

York Bridge Concepts, Inc. (YBC) is the nation's largest on-site timber vehicular bridge builder. YBC works with industry-leading owners and developers on prestigious projects throughout the U.S. and internationally, creating more than just a solution for crossing lakes, streams, creeks, wetlands or ravines. In this competitive real estate market, developers who want to ensure that their project stands apart from the competition use York Bridges to add value and create a feeling of exclusivity, warmth, and quality for their customers. Based in Lutz, Florida, with 30 years of experience, YBC has become well-known for their expertise and cutting-edge innovation in the Longevity and Architectural beauty of timber bridge design.

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