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Title: Evaluation of turfgrass replacement options : artificial turf
Authors: Jenicek, Elisabeth M.
Rodriguez, Amanda T.
Keywords: Military bases-- Water conservation
Landscape irrigation
Turf management
Synthetic sporting surfaces
Publisher: Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical Report (Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)) ; no. ERDC/CERL TR-19-3
Abstract: Artificial turf, long in use on athletic fields in the civilian sector, is finding its way to military installations. This technology can help to meet both training and aesthetic requirements without the irrigation footprint associated with most natural turf fields. With the increased use of artificial turf, particularly in drought-plagued regions, emerge concerns about its potential adverse effects. There is a need for additional information, both on technical performance and cost-benefit analysis, to support decisions about use of artificial turf at Army installations. This work was undertaken to research costs and benefits of both artificial and natural turf materials, and to develop guidelines for making design decisions. This study examined technical, financial, and performance data and recommends best practices for the use of artificial turf.
Description: Technical Report
Gov't Doc #: ERDC/CERL TR-19-3
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
Size: 73 pages / 1.886 Mb
Types of Materials: PDF/A
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