Education and Training in Indoor Air Sciences
ISBN/ASIN: 9780792359111,9789401145114 | 1999 | English | pdf | 268/244 pages | 6.54 Mb
Publisher: Springer Netherlands | Author: N. Boschi Ph.D. (auth.), Nadia Boschi (eds.) | Edition: 1
Many buildings fail to perform adequately, causing illness and productivity loss among the inhabitants. The growing impact of this problem on people and property values – and the increasing litigation to which it gives rise – clearly reveals the limitations in and piecemeal character of the current education of building and health professionals in addressing the relationship between a building and its occupants.
Education and Training in Indoor Air Sciences introduces examples of existing educational programs that seek to bridge the gap between health and building sciences. The contributors – selected among architects, engineers, clinicians, physicists, psychologists and policymakers – discuss the design of a core curriculum for all those holding a degree within building design, construction, operation and maintenance, investigation, and all occupational / environmental health and general practitioners. The book also examines the obstacles to such a curriculum and ways to overcome them.