A few interesting facts:
- All service pipes (water, sewerage) had to be laid on the surface, since excavation was not permitted for environmental reasons. Special consideration had to be given to the type and anchorage of pipes used. Finally, a special pipe called HDPE was chosen because it is highly flexible and came in long lengths. Sewer manholes had to be precast and only three were used in the entire project.
- The laying of the pipes was a great challenge due to the dense bush and steep slopes of the terrain. The exact position of the pipes could not be shown on a building plan and the contractor had to determine the pipe routes on site.
- Boardwalk Lodge is built on very steep slopes. The timber substructures of these buildings are in some places up to ten metres above the ground.
- Construction poles were anchored to concrete bases, but had an additional galvanised steel rod epoxied in the centre of each pole. This method of construction is relatively new and is but one of the many new techniques utilised in building the lodge.