Play Grounds

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by williamslawn, Oct 20, 2002.

  1. williamslawn

    williamslawn LawnSite Member
    from SC
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    Has anyone designed or built any commercial playgrounds for any commercial sites? I have a church requesting a design and quote on building one. Any information would be very helpful.
     
  2. Guido

    Guido LawnSite Silver Member
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    Will you be building your own play equipment or buying pre-built and assembling it yourself, etc etc??

    I would first decide what type and how much playground equipment will be bought, and where you will buy it.

    Once you have the dimensions of the equipment, and what the customer wants, it will be a lot easier to plan out the site.
     
  3. dan deutekom

    dan deutekom LawnSite Senior Member
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    Be very careful with this. The liabilities for this type of work can be terrible. Play structures must be designed to set standards to prevent injury to the kids. I would definitly use manufactured play equipmen and even then I would think twice about this type of work. Do your research.
     
  4. paul

    paul Lawnsite Addict
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    We do installs of this type of equipment, be very carefull. Most manufactors of commerical play equipment require you to attend classes on installation. Your insurance does not cover this type of install your looking at problems down the line.

    Now to find commerical equipment try here http://www.landscapestructures.com
    http://www.ltcps.com/
     
  5. greenman

    greenman LawnSite Addict
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    Yeah I do it, by subcontracting.
     
  6. paul

    paul Lawnsite Addict
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    Don't think that by sub contracting that your insurance will cover any problems. Be very carefull with this type of work.
     
  7. greenman

    greenman LawnSite Addict
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    How does insurance have anything to do with subcontracting out construction work?
     
  8. paul

    paul Lawnsite Addict
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    It's not the construction work but the installation of play ground equipment. Are you covered by the sub contractors insurance? Do you have the right coverage so that if some child is hurt because the playground wasn't installed right your covered? Are you a ceritified inspector of play ground equipment? Are you sure that the installation meets ADA standards?
     
  9. greenman

    greenman LawnSite Addict
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    Gotcha, paul. Thanks.
     

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