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STC Announces Publication of New Guidelines for Synthetic Turf Base Systems

Tuesday, February 14, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Dan Bond, CAE
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FOREST HILL, MD -- The Synthetic Turf Council (STC), the world's largest organization representing the synthetic turf industry, has announced the publication of its new Guidelines for Synthetic Turf Base Systems.

Readers may use this link to order and download a digital copy of the new guidelines free of charge.

"Our voluntary guidelines provide unique information about the range of decisions and variables that comprise the unseen base of a synthetic turf system," explains Dan Bond, CAE, president and chief executive officer of the Synthetic Turf Council. "The STC library of best practices for industry professionals is unparalleled in its range of issues and scope of information."

The STC's Guidelines for Synthetic Turf Base Systems provide objective measures that make it possible for field owners, buyers, design professionals, and contractors to better understand the different aspects of designing and building a synthetic turf stone base and the critical elements of drainage and stability. They offer a generic approach that concentrates on basic design items and issues, as well as construction guidelines that can be useful in assisting those tasked with such projects in any type of site-specific conditions.

The guidelines were developed by STC members, based on their expertise and technical knowledge, and reviewed by other industry experts and organizations, including the American Sports Builders Association (ASBA).

Visit to access STC's Guidelines for Synthetic Turf Base Systems, a collection of technical guidelines, and other helpful information. Design professionals and consultants are invited to join the STC to obtain detailed support in fully understanding and utilizing this information on behalf of their clients.

About the Synthetic Turf Council

The Synthetic Turf Council (STC) is the world's largest organization representing the synthetic turf industry, representing over 200 companies with operations in 9 countries. Founded in 2003, the STC assists buyers and end users with the selection, use and maintenance of synthetic turf systems in sports field, golf, municipal parks, airports, landscape and residential applications. It is a resource for current, credible, and independent research on the safety and environmental impact of synthetic turf, as well as technical guidance on the selection, installation, maintenance, and environmentally responsible disposal of synthetic turf. Membership includes builders, landscape architects, testing labs, maintenance providers, manufacturers, suppliers, installation contractors, infill material suppliers and other specialty service companies. For more information, visit


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