ERIC Number: ED433676
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Track Construction Manual.
Banke, Ron; Di Gennaro, Guy; Ediger, Rick; Garner, Lanny; Hersom, Steve; Miller, Jack; Nemeth, Ron; Petrucelli, Jim; Sierks, Donna; Smith, Don; Swank, Kevin; West, Kevin
This book establishes guidelines for the construction and maintenance of tracks by providing information for building new tracks or upgrading existing tracks. Subjects covered include running track planning and construction, physical layout, available surfaces, and maintenance. General track requirements and construction specifications are provided, as are more specific specifications on curbing and drains, fencing, track surface systems, calibration and marking, and conversion of existing 440 yard running tracks to 400 meter tracks. Track specifications for indoor facilities are also addressed. The final chapter discusses the advisability of seeking professional assistance in track construction. Appendices list the governing bodies of track organizations which can provide assistance with track construction specifications, and suggested conversion factors. Contains a glossary of terms. (GR)
Descriptors: Construction Materials, Diagrams, Facility Guidelines, Facility Planning, High Schools, Maintenance, Resources, Track and Field
U.S. Tennis Court & Track Builders Association, 3525 Ellicott Mills Dr., Suite N., Ellicott City, MD 21043-4547. Tel: 410-418-4800; Fax: 410-418-4805; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United States Tennis Court & Track Builders Association.; National Federation of State High School Associations, Kansas City, MO.