Sports Facilities and Technologies

Sports Facilities and Technologies
Peter Culley, John Pascoe | Taylor and Francis | 2009-06-30 | ISBN: 0415458684, 0203876024 | 278 pages | PDF | 14,5 MB

Increasingly, sport and leisure amenities are needing to be versatile, user-friendly and of lasting value to local and wider communities. With case studies from around the world this book is a definitive reference for practitioners and students in sports and leisure, building design and facilities management. Developers, designers and operators increasingly need to create safe, versatile sports amenities that are of lasting value to local and wider communities. Successful sports and leisure facilities have to be user-friendly and operate efficiently. The design process involves many disciplines which are interdependent and mutually supportive, using a holistic approach to achieve the appropriate controls, simplicity, efficiency and economy. This guide covers planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance criteria, including:

* buildings for indoor and outdoor sports;
* building regulations and health and safety;
* structure and facades;
* heating and ventilation;
* acoustics and lighting;
* infrastructure;
* communications and security;
* stairways and elevators;
* sustainability;
* sports-led urban regeneration.

Containing most types of sports building, this book uses examples from around the world to develop a definitive reference for practitioners, researchers and students in the areas of sport, leisure, the built environment, building design and facilities management.

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