While ASBA’s facility design and construction award winners won’t be presented until the Technical Meeting in December, the association anticipates honoring a large number of outstanding fields .
The category of Sports Fields (this includes natural and synthetic turf) had the largest increase in number of entries over previous years). A total of 32 fields were entered in the Single Field category, and a total of 21 were entered in the multi-field category.
Other categories of sports facilities included in the awards program are Tennis Courts, Running Tracks and Multi-Purpose Facilities.
This year, members entered a total of 126 projects to the awards program, an increase from the previous high of 87.
Award winners will be notified in August, and formal announcement of winning projects will be made at the Technical Meeting in December.
Awards are given in each category to recognize facilities that exemplify excellence in design and construction. In addition, there are honors in the ‘Green’ competition, for athletic facilities that used the most eco-friendly design, construction and operating techniques.
A list of award winners will be posted on this blog after the Technical Meeting. That meeting is scheduled for December 2-5 at the J.W. Marriott Resort & Spa in Palm Desert, California.
Those who are interested in attending the Technical Meeting can learn more by going to the website, www.sportsbuilders.org, or by downloading the flyer at http://www.sportsbuilders.org/newsletter/tm2011/email-flyer.htm
Printed materials and online registration materials are expected to be available shortly; in the meantime, the ASBA is still accepting sponsorships for its meeting.