From Our Blog - Athletic Facilities Planning & Design

Athletic Field Lighting and Zoning

Athletic Field Lighting and Zoning

 Athletic lighting can increase a school or municipality’s ability to use and play on their fields at night, which is a benefit to athletes and communities. It can double or perhaps even triple a field’s scheduled uses, provided that the turf system can...

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Natural v. Synthetic Turf Athletic Fields

Natural v. Synthetic Turf Athletic Fields

Undertaking an athletic field construction project requires thorough research to choose the playing surface for the field that best aligns with the athletic program’s goals and budgets.  When considering the construction of a competition level athletic...

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Using Drones in the Design and Construction Industry

Using Drones in the Design and Construction Industry

The industry is currently using drones to provide cost-effective and comprehensive analysis of various applications such as high definition building or site photography/video, photogrammetric survey of topography or facilities on project sites.

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Synthetic Turf Warranties and Replacements

Synthetic Turf Warranties and Replacements

Do you have a synthetic turf field that is approaching the end of its warranty period?  If so, you may wish to consider having an expert perform an evaluation to determine if repairs are needed before warranty expiration.

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Asphalt vs. Post-Tensioned Concrete Tennis Courts

Asphalt tennis courts may be the most commonly constructed hard-surfaced courts in the industry today. However, due to inconsistencies with the quality of asphalt in recent years, there is an increased interest in post-tensioned concrete courts. When...

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Cooperative Purchasing

Cooperative Purchasing

Cooperative purchasing is a contracting option for public agencies, such as educational facilities (K-12 and higher ed.) and non-profits, to purchase equipment, products and related services without going through the time-consuming public solicitation process....

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Organic Infill at Local High School

In today’s health-conscious and eco-friendly world, the popularity of organic products is on the rise. This interest and concern has carried over to Athletic Facilities Planning. Gale recently completed a project for a school opting to use organic infill for two new...

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