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.
""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."
..."makes compelling reading for those who commission, design, build, manage, and work in modern offices."
"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."