1st Edition

Sports Facilities and Technologies

By Peter Culley, John Pascoe Copyright 2009
    288 Pages
    by Routledge

    288 Pages
    by Routledge

    Developers, designers and operators are increasingly needing to create versatile sport and leisure amenities that are of lasting value to local and wider communities.

    Placing facilities design and operation at the heart of sports development, this book adopts a holistic approach, integrating experience in the field with collective knowledge across many different uses and technologies.

    Extensive use of case studies from around the world makes this book a definitive reference for practitioners and students in sports and leisure, building design and facilities management.

    Part 1: Sports and Facilities  1. Sports Halls  2. Squash Courts  3. Gymnasiums  4. Dance Studios  5. Swimming Pools  6. Ice Rinks  7. Integrated Sports Facilities  8. Sports-led Urban Regeneration  9. Stadiums  10. Indoor Facilities for Outdoor Sports  Part 2: Facilities Development  11. Building Regulations  12. Health and Safety  13. Feasibility, Site Selection and Investigation  14. Masterplanning, Transportation and Infrastructure  15. Building Form, Structure and Facades  16. Indoor Sports Surfaces  17. Heating, Ventilating and Air-conditioning  18. Electrical Installation  19. Facilities Management  20. Continuous Improvement  Part 3: Technologies  21. Materials  22. Acoustics  23. Lighting  24. Communications  25. Security and Access Control  26. Stairways, Elevators and Ramps  27. Controls and Automation  28. Sustainability  29. Refurbishment  30. Recycling


    Peter Culley is an independent engineer whose work ranges from housing to closing-roof stadiums. His specialist experience in sports facilities design dates back to 1990 when, as a Structural Advisory Engineer with British Steel, he was asked to take a leading role in marketing the steel industry‚Äôs products to developers and designers of the new generation of all-seater stadiums.

    John Pascoe is a content editor (electromechanical) with Electrocomponents plc. He previously worked with Arup (1979-2002), Constrado (1978-79) and British Steel (1972-77).

    Peter and John co-edited the award-winning book Stadium Engineering (2005)