A detailed, practical guide (with the backing of the main UK authorities) to the construction and maintenance of sports grounds.
About the NPFA -- 1. Identifying the problems -- 2. Components of a drainage scheme - function and installation -- 3. Alternative layouts -- 4. Design criteria - theory and practice -- 5. Cost benefit implications -- 6. Interrelationships of sward biology, construction, maintenance and use -- 7. Specification of materials - soils, sand and gravel -- 8. Machinery, special equipment and DIY drainage -- 9. Introduction to Part Two -- 10. The sand-over-gravel approach, typically for greens and golf greens -- 11. The slit approach, typically for vigorous winter games such as rugby and soccer -- 12. Cricket -- 13. Water-bound hard porous pitches -- 14. DIY construction, package deals, patents, trade names and trade-sponsored literature -- Appendix A Simple tests for the determination of soil texture and topsoil quality -- Appendix B Simple tests for Stewart zone materials -- Appendix C Soil and sand amelioration -- Appendix D Gradients -- Appendix E Drainage calculations.
Published: 28th October 1993