The American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), the national organization for builders, designers and suppliers of materials for athletic facilities, announced the publication of its 11th edition 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.
This new edition provides useful guidance to those who want to install a track, explaining the options for surfacing and construction currently available in the marketplace. A streamlined layout with detailed section synopses allows readers to more easily find and reference specific guidance or information. In addition, the book contains updated references and links to ASBA’s position papers. More images and diagrams have been included throughout the book, and the chapter on surface installation has been updated to better reflect the methods track installers are using.
“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 David Clapp, CTB, CTCB, 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. Coming soon will be a new publication, Courts & Recreational Surfaces: Construction and Maintenance Manual. Information on this will be released as soon as it is published.
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, and a certificate program in pickleball court construction.