Course Evaluations for The History and Impact of Synthetic Turf

I liked the evaluation of pros and cons. I've spec'ed artificial turf over the years and the rubber crumbs are the most disturbing aspect.
Anne D.
May 7, 2024
Overall good course. Would like to Have pauses in course with information summaries.
John C.
April 26, 2024
Interesting presentation. Would be interested in a more in depth presentation of sub bases for synthetic turf, for both commercial and residential uses. Great info on the sand and the zeolite! Left still with the big question: is the lifecycle cost of synthetic grass and environmental impact as well lower than understanding xeriscaping. I love its use cases in dry urban situations. Thanks again for making this content.
Ryan B.
December 31, 2023
It was educational. However, I felt it didn't do enough to also acknowledge things such as energy usage in manufacturing, how much turf fiber is actually made of recycled content (usually when I ask this question of turf manufacturers, they acknowledge they aren't doing this much yet due to cost), or challenges of how municipalities make you calculate turf areas with the same permeability as parking lots (per EPA requirements), which leads to difficult and space intensive stormwater treatment requirements. It only told the positives, instead of acknowledging the challenges. I also think it would be an interesting comparison to do lifecycle costs analysis of lawn maintenance, versus turf installation and replacement, since it is implied here it is a cost saving measure to install it.
Claire B.
December 26, 2023
Course narrator said to download supplementary info. Did not see any.
Alexander L.
December 11, 2023
2016 course needs updating: 1. Because technology in the industry has probably evolved. 2. Data needs updating. 3. Because this is too focussed on suburban culture, no recognition of native plants/pollinator trends. We don't all use irrigation/pesticides/herbicides, or cover our tree roots with carpet. 4. show more action shots of the production, installation, and recycling of the turf. 5. Have some narrators that are not synthetic turf manufacturers (landscape architect, sports facility designer, civil engineer....). 5. Discuss how natural rainfall interacts with it, for run-off, penetration, etc. 6. How much water does rinsing off dusty turf take?
Sue R.
December 6, 2023
question 6 should say selete all that apply!
Ellen A.
November 28, 2023
The course was informative but it felt more like an advertisement for the product than an unbiased look at the pros/cons of synthetic turf.
Susan A.
September 7, 2023
interesting. Not relevant to my practice
Randall M.
January 26, 2023
Very informative
Cynthia L.
December 28, 2022
I thought the course was excellent. I would leave out the loud music and just stick to the information.
Robert M.
October 3, 2022
very interesting and informative
Jeffrey T.
June 26, 2022
Coral K.
March 12, 2022
Interesting. Eye opening regarding the energy consumed by maintaining grass.
David C.
December 29, 2021
Daniel G.
March 13, 2021
very good course that maintained my interest. What was left out, however, was comparative cost information, comparing artificial turf to grass lawns in terms of initial cost, installation cost and maintenance cost.
Jeff K.
December 31, 2020
good insight into a direction where things are heading
Joel S.
December 27, 2020
This course helped as we prepare to consider artificial turf and playground turf systems.
James C.
November 29, 2020
Great info!
Amy F.
April 7, 2020
Pretty interesting - gave several reasons why a synthetic turf is superior to a natural lawn. Our dog park put in synthetic turf, and it saves time and money on maintenance, and dog owners love it. The video said there were additional downloadable materials to augment the video, but I did not see a link for that.
Lori smith M.
February 11, 2020
Damir Z.
December 3, 2018
good info
Thomas P.
November 27, 2018
The course is mostly aimed at the purported environmental benefits of synthetic turf and has too much content about existing trees that is not relevant. It is light on useful information.
Nick W.
December 27, 2017
Very good current info
Genaro M.
December 20, 2017
Very informative!
Sted M.
November 22, 2017
Clear presentation, more images of installations would be good
Dennis B.
October 5, 2017
very good content
R lane C.
October 4, 2017
Jeremy P.
March 22, 2017
Very good and informative seminar. I never thought there was so many different applications for artificial turf.
Charles l. M.
February 1, 2017
Good Course, but the test proved to be somewhat challenging, difficult keeping track of all the different types of nylons.
Alden N.
January 4, 2017
Great course.
Teran M.
December 29, 2016
simple and easy to follow
Colm M.
December 12, 2016
Definitely a mind changer
Mohamed N.
December 7, 2016
Very well done!
Len M.
November 6, 2016
Better than I thought it would be
Howard W.
November 4, 2016
Interesting, and made me rethink the hassle of "real" grass
Brant C.
October 5, 2016
Excellent information. Will use in the near future
Kevin H.
August 22, 2016
Easy to understand and exemplified with illustrative content. Relevant information about the applications and benefits of synthetic turf, as well as the science behind its fabrication.
Ricardo T.
August 10, 2016
Easy to watch. Informative. Good overview of synthetic lawns.
Jacob W.
July 30, 2016
Informative, well presented.
John F.
July 29, 2016
Very interested, gives a detailed knowledge about possibilities of artificial turfs
Beata K.
July 28, 2016

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