What is a dead-spot on a basketball court?

By: Paul W Elliott, PhD, PE Before discussing dead-spots, I want to briefly address field performance. If an architect, or owner, is concerned about the performance of individual installations, the specification must clearly state the performance levels that will be delivered and considered acceptable. Current North American specifications are vague and never state that the […]

Hazards on hardwood courts: Player gets impaled with splinter

I just saw a headline about a young student athlete that was impaled with a splinter. Here is a link to that article. The author describes it as a freak accident. The truth is hardwood courts require attention and when dangerous situations occur they need to be fixed. I was involved as an expert witness […]