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

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

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 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-4511-4
  • 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
  • About this book
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