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  • Designing Therapy Pools for Football Practice Facilities

    by Connor Riley April 2016

    This article appeared in the April issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.

  • New Cubs Clubhouse Features Big Upgrades

    by Telegram & Gazette April 2016

    Players came home this week to sweet new digs after the Chicago Cubs moved earth if not heaven to build a 30,000-square foot clubhouse below ground that roughly triples the size of their old cramped quarters.

  • Mother of Son with Autism Sues for Locker Room Access

    by Jason Scott April 2016

    The city of Detroit was recently compelled to change its policy regarding recreation center locker rooms after being sued for discrimination by the mother of a boy with autism.

  • Key Drivers of Campus Locker Room Renovations

    by Emily Attwood January 2016

    This article appeared in the January/February issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.

    The locker room component of an athletic facility is very different than from a recreational facility. The user expectation is different, and thus the design goals are different. AB recently asked our fitness and recreation audiences about their locker rooms, and here's what we found is driving renovations in campus recreation today.

  • Newly Renovated HS Locker Room Overflows with Sewage

    by Jason Scott October 2015

    Blocked pipes may be to blame for a California high school’s third instance of sewage flooding in a newly renovated locker room since August.

    Milpitas High School opened the school year Aug. 13, but its newly renovated physical education locker and restrooms have had issues with sewage three times already this year.

  • Product Spotlight: Locker Rooms

    by AB Editors July 2015

    Locker Rooms

  • How Lock Technologies Are Simplifying Shared-Use Operations

    by Paul Steinbach July 2015

    Combination padlocks, keys, bolt cutters -- they're all getting harder to find in athletics, fitness and recreation locker rooms these days. That's because code-based mechanical and electronic lock technology has made life easier for both locker users and facility managers, if a little less lucrative for local locksmiths.

  • Tips to Increase the Eco-Efficiency of an Athletic Laundry Facility

    by Emily Attwood July 2015

    Working in an athletic laundry facility is a complicated job. Anyone working in such an environment can attest to the headache caused just by athletic uniforms, which have become anything but uniform. "You probably have five different materials on a typical athletic uniform now," says Bill Brooks, North American sales manager for Ripon, Wis.-based UniMac. "I've been dealing with an NFL uniform with five different fabrics. To get paint out of a uniform with five different fabrics requires a complicated wash cycle and chemical needs."

  • 2015 Showcase by the Numbers

    by AB Staff June 2015

    Wondering what the spread of this year's submissions looks like? Projects in the college market dominated, offering a healthy array of athletic, fitness and recreation endeavors. As far as design, an overarching theme across all markets was creating a sense of place through the use of grand and welcoming entrances and atriums, often featuring abundant glass and skylights.

  • Tips to Keep Saunas and Steam Rooms Appealing

    by Emily Attwood March 2015

    It’s a story all too familiar to many fitness facility operators: a new facility or renovation opens, boasting a new sauna or steam room that will be the facility’s crowning jewel and attract myriad new members. Months later, though, it’s fallen into disuse (or worse yet, a failure of the steam room enclosure renders it useless) and sits as an empty waste of space.