Shady Side Academy, Pittsburgh, PA
Shady Side Academy is nestled in the rolling hills of Fox Chapel, Pa., just outside of Pittsburgh, and it’s home to an academic and athletic reputation that rivals any prep school in the Northeast.
So, it’s a great honor for ATT Sports to have been invited to build the running track on campus during the summer of 2018. The Indians selected Advanced Polymer Technology’s Spurtan BS “mat and spray” system, which will provide the school with a world-class facility for years to come.
In many construction projects, unhappy surprises can pop up once you start removing and moving things, and this project was no different. Removing the existing track revealed the asphalt underneath was not in good enough condition to support a new track surface. ATT Sports worked with the school to provide the best and most cost-effective way to alleviate the problem, which was to mill and pave the asphalt before installing a new track.
The end result is a track that will last for years and will be able to be resurfaced without issue after a couple of Shady Side classes make their way through the school.