Sick Building Syndrome: Concepts, Issues and Practice

Sick Building Syndrome: Concepts, Issues and Practice

by Jack Rostron (Editor)


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Sick Building Syndrome: Concepts, Issues and Practice by Jack Rostron

Sick building syndrome is for many of us an enigma. The legislative precedents currently being set in North America underline the need for rational examination of the problem. This new collection of expert writing will help unravel the complex issues involved. The book explores sick building syndrome from a range of perspectives: architectural, medical, psychological and legal. Each chapter offers detailed insights into the condition and taken together they highlight the need for a collaborative approach. The effects of sick building syndrome should not be underestimated as it is thought that up to 30 percent of refurbished buildings may suffer from the condition. Extreme cases may lead to increased absenteeism among employees, reduced performance and ultimately building closure.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780419215301
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/03/1998
Edition description: BK&DISK
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.42(d)

Table of Contents

Preface. Introduction. Overview of the Possible Causes and Recommendations. Light and Lighting. Medical Aspects. Psychological Issues. Maintenance. Human Resource Management. Legal Issues. Design for Manageability. Expert Systems. Assessment and Rectification. Useful Addresses. Index.

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