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  1. Radon remediation and protective measures in UK buildings : The work of the building research establishment Ltd.

    Article, Communication - En anglais

    Scientific Meeting "Radon between Nature and the Built Environment". Venice, ITA, 1997/11/24.

    The scope is described of work carried out by the Building Research Establishment Ltd (BRE) in the UK.

    BRE, funded by the UK Department of the Environment and the Regions (DETR), have been carrying out research into radon in UK buildings for over 10 years.

    Research has resulted in the successful development of a range of reliable, practical and cost effective radon remedial measures.

    The measures, which are described in a series of practical guides, are applicable to almost all building types found in the UK, and would be appropriate for use in many buildings found in other countries.

    The principal aims of this work have been to develop practical, cost effective and appropriate methods for reducing radon levels in existing buildings and to develop protective measures for new buildings.

    It is considered particularly important to ensure that measures recommended not only reduce radon levels, but that they do not cause adverse effects to the structure or indoor environment, whilst also being cost effective.

    A comprehensive series of field trials has been undertaken to test a variety of different solutions in more than 300 existing buildings and protective measures in more than 500 new buildings.

    To support the field trials BRE have a test house located in the South West of England which allows researchers access to a real house without causing considerable disruption to householders in conducting experiments. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Radioprotection, Technologie construction, Radon, Royaume Uni, Europe, Analyse coût efficacité, Dosimétrie, Base donnée

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Radioprotection, Construction technology, Radon, United Kingdom, Europe, Cost efficiency analysis, Dosimetry, Database

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0000664

    Code Inist : 002A08F04. Création : 31/05/1999.