Athletic Facilities

Title Abstract Publication Date
Tour of Duties. Advises on risk management in recreation facilities, citing court cases involving private and school-based facilities. A room-by-room tour offers suggestions on locker room, shower, pool deck, weight... 10/31/2006
Track and Field Facilities. Discusses planning and design tips that help ensure track and field facilities are successful and well-suited to both school and community use. Examines approaches to determining the best track... 05/31/2001
Tread Carefully. Discusses flooring options for locker and shower areas. Aesthetics, safety, maintainability, cost, and sustainability are considered in this discussion of tile, poured epoxy, concrete, ruber, vinyl,... 08/31/2006
Trends in Education. Discusses trends noted by experts in education facilities management in the areas of construction, energy, security, and athletic facilities. 12/31/2002
Turn it Down: Dealing with Acoustical Issues in Recreational Facilities. Discusses strategies for reducing reverberation in recreational facilities, including acoustical ceilings and banners, wall treatments, and transmission of sound from gymnasiums to adjacent spaces. 01/31/2008
Under Cover. Discusses shade structures at recreational and athletic facilities, including playgrounds and stadiums. Solid and cloth structures are addressed, as are budgeting, durability, and design. 09/30/2009
Under the Lights: Athletic Facilities Take Center Stage in Establishing School Identities. Profiles athletic facilities at two universities and one high school. The new arena at Missouri State University features a dedicated student seating section and concourse, the University of Arizona... 06/30/2009
United States Tennis Court and Track Builders Association Source for information on tennis court and track guidelines for builders, manufacturers, professionals and consumers.
Unlevel Playing Fields II: An Update on District of Columbia High School Athletic Programs, Facilities and Funding. Evaluates the state of these reforms proposed after the report Unlevel Playing Fields (2001) and the current state of D.C. high school athletic programs and funding. It also focuses special attention... 06/30/2002
Unlevel Playing Fields. Reports on inadequate athletic programs and facilities in District of Columbia schools. The report shows how the District lags in critical areas, such as funding and facility management; compares the... 12/31/2007
Unlevel Playing Fields: A Comparative Study of Athletic Programs, Facilities and Funding in the District of Columbia and Suburban Public School Districts. Reports on the neglect of the District of Columbia school athtletic facilities, citing dangerously deteriorated buildings, equipment, and fields, and comparing them to superior facilities in suburban... 05/31/2001
Unlocking the Locker Room. Discusses locker room design standards and common challenges when complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Accessibility and safety considerations for shower, toilet, and locker areas are... 04/30/1996
USTC & TBA Guidelines for Tennis Court & Running Track Construction. Guidelines are presented on tennis court and track field construction that reflect the latest developments in construction technology, methodology, and practice. Based on contributions from... 12/31/1997
Venue Visuals. Describes low-cost visual enhancements to athletic facilities including banners, wall murals, playing-surface graphics, and wall padding. These are recommended to refresh an non-descript facility, or... 07/31/2005
Weighty Research. Discusses the selection process for weight-training machines that are user-friendly and provide the best fit for the training facility. Machine factors to consider include ease of maintenance,... 09/30/1999
What's New in Locker Rooms? Discusses athletic facility design and renovation issues that exist because of increasing numbers of female athletes. Outlines renovation issues such as locker room facilities, space for sports... 06/30/2001
Wired. Discusses technology's impact on scoreboard design: the development of the light-emitting diode (LED) display. How the LED system works is explained as are the advantages and disadvantages it... 09/30/1998
Your First Design Decision. Discusses what services architects can offer to those planning to build recreation centers and advice on planning the selection process for hiring an architectural firm. Concluding comments address... 07/31/1996
Zero Hour. Profiles the field house of Vermont's Putney School, a net-zero facility that features careful siting, double insulation, daylighting, photovoltaic energy, and the capture of cool night air... 06/30/2011
Zone Offense. Describes efforts to establish an increased distance between basketball court end lines and gymn walls. Numerous injuries, player preferences, and the wall padding industry indicate that an improved... 03/31/2006