The American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), the national organization for builders and suppliers of materials for athletic facilities, announced the publication of Running Tracks: A Construction and Maintenance Manual. The book is the latest is ASBA’s popular Construction and Maintenance Manual series, and promotes quality design, construction, maintenance and repair of track facilities by providing information to facility owners, administrators, coaches, athletic directors, builders, architects, engineers and others in the industry.

New in this edition of the book is a chapter on indoor track and field facilities. In addition, its technical content takes into account updated regulations concerning facilities at the NCAA and IAAF levels. The book also includes revised diagrams and illustrations.

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“ASBA has long been considered a leader in providing information about quality sports facility design and construction, and with the publication of the new track manual, we have continued that tradition,” says Mark Heinlein, CFB, Chairman of ASBA. “This book will be an invaluable resource to all sectors of the industry.”

Information on ordering the book can be found on ASBA’s website, www.sportsbuilders.org, under the Publications tab at the top of the home page. The cost is $44.95 and the book can be purchased in either hard copy or pdf format.

The Association offers four other publications: Tennis Courts: A Construction and Maintenance Manual, Pickleball Courts: A Construction and Maintenance Manual, Sports Fields: A Construction and Maintenance Manual, and Indoor Sports Surfaces: An Installation and Maintenance Manual, all of which are also available on the website.

The ASBA is a non-profit association helping designers, builders, owners, operators and users understand quality sports facility construction. The ASBA sponsors informative meetings, publishes newsletters, books and technical construction guidelines for athletic facilities, and keeps its members aware of the latest developments in the industry. It also offers voluntary certification programs in tennis court, running track and sports field construction.

Available at no charge is a listing of all publications offered by the Association, as well as the ASBA’s Membership Directory. For information on the ASBA, as well as on its publications, activities and upcoming meetings, please contact the Association at 2331 Rock Spring Road, Forest Hill, Maryland 21050. The toll-free phone number is 866-501-ASBA. The ASBA also may be reached via its website: www.sportsbuilders.org, or via e-mail at info@sportsbuilders.org.

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