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Main Title Design of New Schools and Other Large Buildings Which Are Radon Resistant and Easy to Mitigate.
Author Craig, A. B. ; Leovic, K. W. ; Harris, D. B. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher 1992
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA/600/A-92/272;
Stock Number PB93-131662
Additional Subjects Mitigation ; Radon ; Pollution control ; Design criteria ; Hospitals ; Building codes ; Schools ; Construction ; Reduction ; Cost analysis ; Architecture ; Drawings ; Stationary sources ; Mitigation systems
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB93-131662 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 11p
The paper discusses the recent incorporation of radon mitigation design recommendations in the construction of a hospital in Johnson City, TN. The recommendations resulted in the mitigation of a 5,500 square meter building with only one suction point at an incremental cost of $1.03 per square meter. Extrapolation of the pressure field extension (PFE) measurements indicates that a much larger building could have been mitigated with the system used. A search is underway for larger buildings to be built in radon prone areas of the U.S. in order to determine the effectiveness of the mitigation system in reducing radon in even larger buildings. As a prelude to the preparation of a new construction technical guidance document for schools, architectural drawings of all schools research by EPA, to date, were carefully studied to determine which building characteristics affect radon entry and ease of mitigation. Results of the study were presented at an international symposium on radon in Philadelphia, PA, in April 1991.