Local installers and contractors are often trusted partners in the design process, and they often possess an extensive knowledge of the systems they represent. They may be less knowledgeable about, or even fail to mention, alternatives that they do not offer. Because every contractor or installer is ultimately trying to make a sale, it is impossible to be certain that they are promoting a system which is best for your facility and athletes rather than one that simply provides them with the most profit. Because ASET is not involved in the sale or installation of sports surfaces we are free from these conflicts of interest.
Architects are also trusted partners in the design process and possess an extensive knowledge of facility design. However, they are often unable to focus on the sports surface, because they are responsible for the entire facility This sometime prevents them from offering real expert advice regarding sports surface choices and selection. ASET’s only focus is on sports surfaces, and we offer clients a depth of technical sports surface knowledge not often equaled in the industry.
We also offer retainer based services that typically allow us to provide answers to 90% of the questions an owner may have quickly and economically. In the event that a question requires research or literature review, additional charges may be necessary.
ASET would be glad to discuss your facility’s sports surface education needs, and to customize an educational program that will assist you during your next sport floor selection.