News from the American Sports Builders Association                                                        October 2012

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ASBA Publishes New Running Track Book
New book joins Tennis Courts manual on ASBA bookshelf

ASBA has announced the publication of the eighth edition of one of its most popular books, Running Tracks: A Construction and Maintenance Manual. 
The book is designed for anyone involved in building, maintaining, repairing or renovating running tracks, and facilities of all types. It includes user-friendly technical information on all aspects of tracks, including design, budgeting and planning, site requirements, surface selection, construction, maintenance, repair, amenities and accessories and more. In addition, it includes diagrams, photos, governing bodies and sources for further information.

The book has been re-organized and edited, giving it a much more user-friendly appearance, and a format that provides for easier use for those at all levels of the track and field industry. The information in the book is organized so that it takes the reader from project conception to project completion. The new book is organized in more, shorter chapters, and uses external tabs that allow readers to access the information they need more quickly and easily.

Already on the bookshelves is Tennis Courts: A Construction and Maintenance Manual, which is a joint project with the U.S. Tennis Association. Like its counterpart for tracks, the Tennis Courts book is easy to use and has been well-received by both builders and the general public.

“I am very pleased with our newest publications,” adds Mark Brogan, Chairman of the ASBA. “The new edition of Running Tracks: A Construction and Maintenance Manual, may be one of the most valuable resources our organization has ever published. I am also impressed with the new format of the book, which makes it much easier for the reader to use.”

Copies of the new edition of the books are now available at a cost of $44.95 each. Books can be ordered by contacting ASBA at 866-501-ASBA (2722), or by going to the web site, The books are also available instantly as a download.

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