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Main Title Interim Radon-Resistant Construction Guidelines for Use in Florida-1989.
Author Pugh, T. D. ;
CORP Author Florida Agricultural and Mechanical Univ., Tallahassee. School of Architecture.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher Aug 90
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA/600/8-90/062;
Stock Number PB90-265349
Additional Subjects Radon ; Building codes ; Florida ; Design criteria ; Residential buildings ; Pollution ; Specifications ; Construction ; Slab on ground construction ; Guidelines ; Indoor air pollution ; Stationary pollutant sources
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NTIS  PB90-265349 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 12/03/1990
Collation 29p
Abstract
The report gives results of a project to investigate, analyze, and develop radon-resistant construction guidelines that are consistent with other building codes and that could be applied to Florida. A literature search resulted in information on radon remediation techniques, new construction methods, and existing radon-resistant building codes such as those in Sweden and Canada. The identified techniques were amended, modified, or supplemented for incorporation into draft model guidelines for new construction in format consistent with the Southern Building Code Congress International, Inc.'s Standard Building Code. A technical review advisory committee formed during development of the guidelines, provided input and recommended changes to the draft guidelines. Although the project has resulted in guidelines for recommended construction practices, they should be coupled with a carefully planned and implemented program of experimentation. Eventually, this approach will lead to building code provisions that are scientifically defensible, cost effective, reliable, and easily incorporated into standard construction practice.