Standards setting


With unrivalled experience in assisting sports governing bodies in establishing performance and quality standards for sports equipment, Alastair Cox Associates is able to assist those wishing to set standards for the facilities their sport is played on or the equipment player’s use.  Working with the leading international sports surface test institutes (but without being compromised by the commercial need to create testing business) the company is able to advise on and coordinate the development of new standards for sports surfaces and sports equipment.


Contract Specifications and Quality Control Services


Alastair Cox Associates is able to assist in the preparation of project specifications, providing the necessary performance, materials quality and construction clauses that are noted for thoroughness of detail. Detailed drawings, highly developed to minimise contractor’s interpretation, and the Company’s specifications are tailored to each project in original form reflecting continuing refinement from experience.


As sports’ governing body requirements continue to evolve Alastair Cox Associates participation in setting these standards ensures the project specifications they produce reflect the very latest thinking and best practice.


Construction Supervision


Thorough construction supervision is a critical aspect of successful installation. Many important components of sports field construction are below the surface (drainage systems, sub-base material, etc.). Alastair Cox has played a leading role in developing the quality and construction standards for these vital components of a facility, now adopted by much of industry and is able to advise on the most appropriate checks and tests that should be made throughout the construction process.


Expert witness services


Alastair Cox has provided expert witness services to legal teams throughout the UK and overseas. His extensive experience in the sport surfacing industry allows him to provide specialised support to the legal profession in cases of Arbitration and Litigation.




Sports’ governing body standards and competition regulations


The testing of sports surfaces and sports equipment


Selecting the appropriate sports surface for a particular facility


Sports facility construction / tender specifications


European Standards for sports surfaces and equipment


European regulations applying to sports surfaces and equipment


Maintenance of sports surfaces


Condition surveys of existing facilities


Failure analysis and diagnosis


Expert witness and dispute resolution





Alastair Cox Associates Ltd

2 Ireton Close Belper Derbyshire England DE56 0SQ

T: +44 (0)7985 286 787 Skype: Alastair-L-Cox