Our programs seem to
be firing on all cylinders, since my last message in the Spring. We held
a very successful debut "Asphalt Webinar" on April 12, and welcomed over
120 participants. The webinar was recorded and archived on the
members-only page of our website.
Liaison efforts continue with ASBA’s industry
partners. Our track and fields delegations met with representatives of
NCAA and NFHS in Indianapolis to continue what has become an annual
tradition. Members of the Governing bodies of track and field discuss
potential rule changes and issues "in the field" and we have an
opportunity to express how those changes might potentially impact the
ways we design and build their facilities.
ASBA was represented at the ITF Foundation’s
annual Surfaces Board meeting in London in late June where there will be
updates on ITF Recognition, the ITF Court Pace Classification Program
and European Standards for sports surfaces, to name a few of the topics.
The editorial board has been hard at work on
the latest revision of Running Tracks: A Construction and Maintenance
Manual. The new manual is in its final stages of design and should be in
circulation by late September. Many thanks to the volunteers who
contributed their time on this publication.
The ASBA Board of Directors will be holding
its annual summer meeting in Annapolis, MD in July as we evaluate our
progress on the Strategic Plan, and plan for the upcoming Technical and
Winter meetings. I’m looking forward to reporting back to all of you in
December at the Technical Meeting.
Have a great summer!