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Article: Statutory control of indoor natural ventilation concerning radon level and health

TitleStatutory control of indoor natural ventilation concerning radon level and health
Authors
KeywordsEnvironmental Health And Safety
Hong Kong
Legislation
Measurement
Radon Gas
Issue Date2006
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Limited. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.emeraldinsight.com/ss.htm
Citation
Structural Survey, 2006, v. 24 n. 2, p. 114-126 How to Cite?
AbstractPurpose - The purpose of this research is to review the regulatory framework for natural ventilation design affecting the health of residents, to identify the relationship between the main components of the indoor environmental quality (IEQ) and current building designs, and to propose improvements to the design standards or guidelines especially for those related to natural ventilation controls. Design/methodology/approach - Building designs can influence the IEQ and therefore, legislation regulating such designs should be reviewed beforehand. Afterwards, site measurements to vacant residential building blocks on two different sites are carried out to collect radon levels contained in the air within the buildings. The major purpose of this measurement is to find out the relationship between radon concentration and residential building designs. Findings - It is found that there is room for improvement in the building laws in Hong Kong regulating building designs which affect natural ventilation and IEQ. Originality/value - This paper contributes to the understanding of the practical needs of the construction industry and may remedy any lack of consideration of commercial reality in the research process. © Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/149373
ISSN
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.262
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dc.contributor.authorChan, EHWen_US
dc.contributor.authorWong, WSen_US
dc.contributor.authorCheung, AACen_US
dc.contributor.authorLee, GKLen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-26T05:52:39Z-
dc.date.available2012-06-26T05:52:39Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.identifier.citationStructural Survey, 2006, v. 24 n. 2, p. 114-126en_US
dc.identifier.issn0263-080Xen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/149373-
dc.description.abstractPurpose - The purpose of this research is to review the regulatory framework for natural ventilation design affecting the health of residents, to identify the relationship between the main components of the indoor environmental quality (IEQ) and current building designs, and to propose improvements to the design standards or guidelines especially for those related to natural ventilation controls. Design/methodology/approach - Building designs can influence the IEQ and therefore, legislation regulating such designs should be reviewed beforehand. Afterwards, site measurements to vacant residential building blocks on two different sites are carried out to collect radon levels contained in the air within the buildings. The major purpose of this measurement is to find out the relationship between radon concentration and residential building designs. Findings - It is found that there is room for improvement in the building laws in Hong Kong regulating building designs which affect natural ventilation and IEQ. Originality/value - This paper contributes to the understanding of the practical needs of the construction industry and may remedy any lack of consideration of commercial reality in the research process. © Emerald Group Publishing Limited.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherEmerald Group Publishing Limited. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.emeraldinsight.com/ss.htmen_US
dc.relation.ispartofStructural Surveyen_US
dc.subjectEnvironmental Health And Safetyen_US
dc.subjectHong Kongen_US
dc.subjectLegislationen_US
dc.subjectMeasurementen_US
dc.subjectRadon Gasen_US
dc.titleStatutory control of indoor natural ventilation concerning radon level and healthen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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