Construction stage and indoor air quality: impact of construction processes on the health of future occupants

Résumé : The ICHAQAI project looks at not only the specific emissions of each construction product, but also the possible impact of the construction processes on the indoor air quality of the building once it is in use. These include the conditions in which materials are stored, the construction phasing, simultaneous use of different products, and the impact of containment and humidity. With the support of the French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME), this project brought public health researchers and construction professionals together to achieve two goals first, to look for contamination factors specific to the construction stage, and second, to provide solutions for construction professionals. ICHAQAI's findings indicate that there is a need for increased awareness in the construction industry of potential health impacts. Humidity management and ventilation systems, in particular, require changes in construction practices. ICHAQAI has made 97 recommendations for professionals that have been integrated into a management tool available on the Quality Construction Agency website.
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Charline Dematteo, Barbara Le Bot, P. Le Cann, Mariangel Sanchez. Construction stage and indoor air quality: impact of construction processes on the health of future occupants. Environnement, Risques and Santé, John Libbey Eurotext, 2019, 18 (4), pp.323-328. ⟨10.1684/ers.2019.1329⟩. ⟨hal-02303541⟩

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