Course: Building code radon control requirements for new homes

The College of Design is offering a new fall continuing professional education course, "Building code radon control requirements for new homes." The course focuses on the strengths, limitations, and critical aspects of Appendix F of the International Residential Code (IRC) as adopted as a statewide requirement of the Minnesota Building Code for residential buildings which go into effect on January 1, 2008.

The course also provides an overview of radon basics, radon health effects research highlights, and radon entry. Brief attention will also be given to ASTM 1465-07a, Standard Practice for Radon Control Options for the Design and Construction of New Low-Rise Residential Buildings and arguments to install active versus passive soil depressurization systems.

The course is taught by William Angell, director of the Midwest Universities Radon Consortium, president of the American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists, and chair of the World Health Organization's (WHO) International Radon Project's Prevention and Mitigation Working Group.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007
6-8 p.m.
225 Rapson Hall

More information is available on the CDes Web site, and online registration is available through the College of Continuing Education.