Facility Planning and Design, 13th Ed. [ebook]

for Health, Physical Activity, Recreation, and Sport
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Editor(s): Thomas H. Sawyer

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As the cost of construction for physical activity, recreation, sport, and health-related facilities skyrockets, it becomes ever more paramount for those who plan, design, construct, and use these facilities to have access to a comprehensive facilities guide.

The 13th edition of Facility Planning and Design has been the bible, since 1946, for better facility planning, design, and construction for architects, planners, teachers, managers, administrators, specialists, and other sport and activity-related personnel.

Table of Contents: 

Section I
Common Facility Components

1 Planning Facilities: Master Plan, Site Selection, and Development Phases

2 Planning Facilities for Safety and Risk Management

3 Sustainable Design, Construction, and Building Operations

4 Universal and Accessible Design: Creating Facilities That Work for All People

5 Electrical, Mechanical, and Energy Management

6 Ancillary Areas

7 Graphics and Signage

8 Indoor and Outdoor Surfaces

9 Landscape Design, Sports Turf, and Parking Lots

Section II
Field and Court Specifications

10 Indoor and Outdoor Courts

11 Field Spaces

12 Bleachers

Section III
Recreational Spaces

13 Aquatic Facilities

14 Playgrounds

15 Designing Facilities for Parks and Recreation

16 Campus Recreational Sports Centers

17 Strength and Cardiovascular Training Facilities

18 Adventure Programming Facilities

19 Skateparks, Roller Skating Rinks, and Winter Sports Areas

20 Camps

Section IV
Specialty Areas

21 Track and Field and Cross-Country Facilities

22 Designing Facilities for K-12 Health, Physical Education, and Driver Education

23 Developing Combative Areas for Boxing and Martial Arts

24 Equestrian Spaces

25 Athletic Training Facilities

26 Shooting Facilities: Archery, Rifle, and Pistol

27 Dance Spaces

Section V
Trends, History, and Standards

28 Design Trends in Stadiums and Arenas, 1975–2012

29 Trends in Equipment and Supplies, 1975-2012

30 History of the Council on Facilities

31 Equipment and Facility Design Standards


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About the Editor(s)

Thomas H. Sawyer

NAS Fellow; AAHPERD Honor Fellow
Professor Emeritus of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport
Indiana State University

Dr. Sawyer is a 45-year veteran of higher education. He began as an instructor of health and physical education, has been a director of recreational sports, department head, department chair, associate athletic director, director of articulation and transfer, director of a college prison education program, executive director of regional education centers, and an interim dean of continuing education and is ending his career, by choice, as a full professor teaching sport management theory to undergraduate and graduate students.

He has written over 193 peer-reviewed articles for notable professional journals, made over 250 state, regional, national, and international presentations, and written 10 professional books and over 32 chapters in other publications. Further, he has served as a state AHPERD president (Indiana), district vice president (Midwest), association president (AAALF), chaired numerous district and national committees, editor of the Indiana AHPERD journal and newsletter, chaired the JOPERD Editorial and Policy Boards, and is a member of the AAHPERD BOG. He has been an AAHPERD member since 1964 (47 years).

Dr. Sawyer has also been active in the community, serving as a volunteer for the American Red Cross in four communities in four different states since 1964. He has been a first aid, CPR, and water safety instructor (over 30 years), a chapter board member (off and on for 30 years, chapter chairperson (off and on for eight years), chair of a state consortium (three years), chair of numerous regional committees, and currently serves as chair of the Great Lakes Region, Service Area 5, Resource Council.

Finally, Dr. Sawyer has received numerous awards for his leadership and service to the American Red Cross, YMCA, a regional alcohol and drug consortium, Council on Facilities and Equipment, Indiana AHPERD, American Association for Active Lifestyles and Fitness, American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, and Indiana State University. Further, he has received Caleb Mills Outstanding Teaching Award, Faculty Distinguished Service Award, and Distinguished Research and Service Award from Indiana State University and the Howard Richardson’s Outstanding Teacher/Scholar Award from the School of Health and Human Performance at Indiana State University.