Constructing and Maintaining New Athletic Fields
Click, Listen & Learn program
April 27, 2017 10 am -12 pm Central Time
Cost: Members $0; Non Members $175
This session will take listeners through the process of how to construct a new athletic field from design, bid and installation and then how to develop a maintenance program to ensure safety and sustainability. Once a field is constructed it needs to be maintained. The key elements of a maintenance program will be presented including fertilization, pest control, cultural practices and inspection. The construction of a new athletic field will be presented with topics covered to include assessing the need and type of field, hiring an architect, developing plans, specs and cost estimates, bidding the project, construction monitoring and final acceptance.
After attending this program, participants will be better able to:
Identify the key steps needed to design a quality athletic field
Prepare a turf maintenance program to properly care for a new field
Evaluate their needs and capabilities for constructing and maintaining new athletic fields
This program is sponsored by the APWA Facilities and Grounds Committee.
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