News from the American Sports Builders Association                                                        July 2013

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The Book Report: What's New with ASBA's Technical Publications


Welcome to a new feature in ASBA’s Newsline: The Book Report! This is the section where you can find out about upcoming ASBA publications. We’ll be updating this section regularly, so keep an eye out for it!

Two publications up for revision this time include Sports Fields: A Construction and Maintenance Manual, and Indoor Sports Surfaces: An Installation and Maintenance Manual.

Advertising opportunities are available in the Sports Fields book. Industry members may be interested to know that there will be opportunities for advertising in specific chapters. Those chapters will include:

  • Accessories and Amenities (including field enhancement, sports equipment, lighting and more)

  • Reclamation (Removing, reclaiming and recycling synthetic turf fields)

  • Replacing Synthetic Turf Fields (Typical life cycle, testing, helpful documentation, risk of reuse, etc.)

  • Multi-Sport Fields (Field dimensions, marking, equipment, etc.)

  • Sustainability (Lifecycle assessment, model of sustainability, waste hierarchy, source reduction, recycling, composting, etc.)

  • Sports Fields for Special Populations (Designing sports fields for users in wheelchairs and with other mobility restrictions, including surface considerations, spectator seating, access and more)

Indoor Sports Surfaces: An Installation and Maintenance Manual is not yet accepting advertising commitments, but will have unprecedented improvements including:

  • Information on hardwood flooring. The book will include input given by the Maple Flooring Manufacturers of America, who are working with ASBA’s Indoor Division for the first time ever to create a more comprehensive, informative manual

  • Better input on space requirements for indoor sports

  • Expanded illustrations and diagrams of sport surface construction

In addition, the Indoor Sports Surfaces book can still use volunteer input. If you would like to help out, please contact editor Mary Helen Sprecher at – the more industry input that goes into a book, the better that book is.

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