Education and Training in Indoor Air Sciences

  • Nadia Boschi

Part of the NATO Science Series book series (ASEN2, volume 60)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

  3. Historical Perspective: Defining the Scientific Field

  4. Current Trends in Indoor Air Sciences Education

  5. On-Going Educational Programs

  6. Research and Problem Based Education

  7. Emerging Issues

  8. Different Educational Players for Different Audiences and Needs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
    2. Lászlo Bánhidi, Vladimír Bencko
      Pages 197-200
    3. Anna Charkowska
      Pages 201-205
    4. Philomena M. Bluyssen, Wim Bakens
      Pages 213-219
    5. Anna Páldy, A. Pintér, J. Bácskai, P. Rudnai, I. Farkas, I. Katona et al.
      Pages 221-226
  9. A Qualitative Methodology for Data Collection

  10. Summary and Conclusions

  11. Back Matter
    Pages 249-252

About this book


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.


Europe air quality development environment environmental engineering environmental protection health

Editors and affiliations

  • Nadia Boschi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Building Construction, College of Architecture and Urban StudiesVirginia Polytechnic Institute & State UniversityFalls ChurchUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-5911-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-4511-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-1839
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