Athletic Facilities

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Cleaning Up. Provides a nine-step process in designing athletic facility laundry rooms that are attractive and functional. Steps include determining the level of laundry services needed, ensuring adequate storage... 08/31/2000
Cleaning Up. Provides a nine-step process in designing athletic facility laundry rooms that are attractive and functional. Steps include determining the level of laundry services needed, ensuring adequate storage... 08/31/2000
Climbing Walls: From Form to Function. Surveys were returned from 40 of 235 climbing gyms nationwide in an effort to identify or verify issues concerning the design, construction, and use of artificial climbing walls. Prominent or... 12/31/1996
Climbing Walls: From Form to Function. Surveys were returned from 40 of 235 climbing gyms nationwide in an effort to identify or verify issues concerning the design, construction, and use of artificial climbing walls. Prominent or... 12/31/1996
Community Relations. Describes the Huron Valley Schools' successful funding and completion of extensive new athletic facilities, designed for shared use with the community. Community use generates revenue and the... 04/30/2005
Community Service. Discusses how Boston-area school fitness centers open doors for both students and local residents. Two high schools that offered town residents memberships in their new fitness facility are... 12/31/2000
Community-Based Athletic Facilities. Advises on the creation of school athletic facilities that can be used by the community. Zoning and placement, programming and scheduling, and operational costs for expanded-use facilities are... 12/31/2009
Consumer Product Safety Commission Alert: Whitco Co. LP Stadium Light Poles Can Fall Over, Posing Risk of Serious Injury and Death. Warns that several stadium light poles from this defunct company have fallen, and that many standing ones have developed fractures and/or cracks where the pole is joined to its base plate. It is... 08/23/2009
Conventional Gymnasium vs. Geodesic Field House. A Comparative Study of High School Physical Education and Assembly Facilities. Describes various design features of a high school's geodesic dome field house. A comprehensive analysis is given of comparative costs of a geodesic dome field house and a conventional gymnasium... 12/31/1960
Conversion Convenience. Describes the variety of athletic equipment that can be suspended from a gymnasium ceiling, or rolled in from storage to create courts for basketball, volleyball, wrestling, or even non-athletic... 08/31/2010
Courting Variety. Discusses floor selection for gymnasiums according to the activities they host. For basketball, wood is still the most highly favored surface. Synthetic floors may be permanent or rolled out over... 10/31/2010
Cover Ups: Selecting the Right Shade Structure for Your Needs. Discusses shade structures for athletic and recreational facilities, noting attention to climate, potential vandalism, aesthetics, self-installation, water resistance or porosity, and orientation... 09/30/2010
Creating a Winning Plan for Athletic Equipment Storage. Advises on creating an effective athletic equipment storage scheme. Recommended steps include: 1) Assess the quantity, condition, and of the equipment. 2) Develop traffic flow logistics. 3) Consider... 04/30/2007
Crenosphere, A Dream Come True. Examines the Crenosphere Dome sports facility and how such large structures can be afforable to build. The benefits of using domes for large sports facilities and their construction benefits are... 12/31/1999
Crime Watch. Describes recent notable examples of vandalism at high school athletic facilities and steps being taken to prevent it, including rewards, more surveillance and lighting, anonymous hotlines, and... 09/30/2006
Daylighting Gymnasiums. Sky's the Limit. Discusses daylighting of gymnasiums, including the placement, number, and design of clerestories and windows, glare reduction, types of glazing, and accompanying automated lighting sytems. 11/30/2005
Design for All Times: Trends in Sports Facility Design. Records history of athletic facilities' use for social, personal growth, and even spiritual uses by students. No longer just a gym, athletic facilities have meditation gardents, conferences... 06/30/2011
Design Rewards. Explores how high school athletic directors can use collaboration to lessen the burdens given them during athletic facility building projects. Several examples of collaborative planning and their... 11/30/2000
Designing for Sports: Children Dive in with Ideas. Profiles a design charrette for students surrounding the construction of a family aquatic center by the Spring Lake (Michigan) Public Schools. Several themes were elaborated by student teams, with... 11/30/2006
Designing Physical Education Facilities. With increased enrollments and more girls participating in sports programs, the challenge for planners is to get the most functional and interactive use from the same space. Lists critical safety... 05/31/1997
Designing Space for Sports and Arts: Design Guidelines for Sports and Arts Facilities in Primary Schools for Dual School and Community Use. This guide offers general design proposal guidance for sports and arts spaces in England's primary schools, where these types of spaces can be used by both school and community members. It... 12/31/2000
Does Your Gym Have Six Walls? Sport climbing is being included in many innovative physical-education curriculums. This sport typically involves the use of specially designed climbing ropes and harnesses, which, in the event of a... 09/30/1995
Double Vision. Describes athletic venues that use seating, concessions, locker rooms, restrooms, and other amenities for more than one athletic field or court. Designs at various schools are described, as well as... 12/31/2009
Down and Dirty: Dress up Your Locker Rooms and Restrooms. Discusses the range of features that have become expected, or preferred, in athletic facilities locker rooms. Social spaces, handicapped access, security, aesthetics, cleanliness, alternatives to... 04/30/2009
Dream Fields, Lone Star Style. Profiles several recently built sophisticated school athletic facilities in Texas, enabled by heavy demand and revenue from naming rights. The design and financing of these multi-use facilities is... 05/31/2007

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