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It's Never too Early ... start planning for this year's ASBA Technical Meeting. Mark your calendar now: the meeting will be held from November 30 to December 3.

The setting will be the Doubletree Hotel at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. Just think -- you can wrap up your season and get ready for next year by making contacts, attending sessions, learning about new products and finding out all the news the industry and Association have to offer.

There will be opportunities to increase your company's exposure by exhibiting and/or by acting as a sponsor. You can also have the chance to compete with your colleagues in ASBA's golf and tennis tournaments, find out who won in ASBA's awards program and much more.

The ASBA's program committee is already at work on the schedule for this meeting, and if last year's is anything to go by, you won't want to miss this one. You won't want to miss this chance, either, to enjoy the great weather of Orlando. The hotel features beautifully-appointed guest rooms, wi-fi, a restaurant, deli, a lobby bar and even an outdoor poolside bar. There's also a fitness center, the heated outdoor pool, in-room coffee, a game room and more.

The hotel is a short drive from Orlando's world-famous theme parks, shops, restaurants, golf courses, entertainment and sports venues and exciting attractions, such as Universal Studios, City Walk, Walt Disney World, SeaWorld Orlando, Discovery Cove and the Orange County Convention Center. And for those who want to get some shopping in before the holidays, the hotel is less than 10 minutes from the Mall at Millenia, Festival Bay Mall and Prime Outlets.

List of topics for the Technical Meeting:

CTCB Exam (Preparation)
Fencing/Custom Fence Design (a “how to”)
Application of Acrylic Cushion Systems – With Squeegee & Spray Applications
Asphalt Expert – Recycled
Tennis Roundtable
How Club Committees are Driving Trends in Design, New Construction, Renovation & rebuilds

Asphalt Paving
Panel Discussion – Track Surface Failure
Environmental Issues Related to Outdoor Track Surfaces
CTB University
Construction/Estimating/Takeoffs – From the Ground Up

Panel Discussion: Sports Field Construction – Case Study on Citrus Bowl
Selecting Sand-Dominated Rootzone for Sports Fields
Synthetic Turf Removal, Reclamation & Recycling
Deciphering Your Soils Test
Panel Discussion – Synthetic Turf Maintenance
Panel Discussion – Synthetic Turf Drainage – Case Study

Concrete Mix Design
Concrete Moisture Testing Equipment
ASTM Update
Indoor Air Quality
Preparation of New and Existing Concrete Surfaces
Applying Lines on Various Surface Types

Are you ready for this meeting? Even though it seems far off, the calendar turns before you know it, and soon, you'll need to be ready to make your plans. ASBA members will receive information automatically; all others can request to be placed on the mailing list by contacting the Association at, by checking the website, (where information will be posted) or by calling 866-501-ASBA or 410-730-9595. Don't forget to watch the website for information on sponsorship availability and more.

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