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

Sick Building Syndrome

Concepts, Issues and Practice

By: Jack Rostron (Editor)

Paperback Published: 13th March 1997
ISBN: 9780419215301
Number Of Pages: 200

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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.

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""Sick Building Syndrome...is unique in that for the first time a book offers a complete guide to identifying the problem in any office or building and how to solve it." -"Daily Post ..."makes compelling reading for those who commission, design, build, manage, and work in modern offices." -"The Independent "A big plus is the attached floppy disk, providing user-friendly software which includes three sets of detailed questions about the building, its working environment and medical symptons." -"Practical Office

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgements
Contributors
Introductionp. 1
Overview of the possible causes of SBS and recommendations for improving the internal environmentp. 5
Light and lightingp. 29
Medical aspectsp. 57
Psychological issues: a multifaceted problem, a multidimensional approachp. 69
Maintenancep. 85
Human resource managementp. 99
Legal issuesp. 125
Design for manageabilityp. 135
Assessment and rectificationp. 151
App. A: Useful addressesp. 167
Expert systemsp. 171
Indexp. 183
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ISBN: 9780419215301
ISBN-10: 0419215301
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 13th March 1997
Publisher: CHAPMAN & HALL
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 14.61  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1

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