Measurements-Schools-Large-Buildings

Introduction 2
Table of Contents 3
Section I: Introduction to Radon 4
Section II: Building Manager Guidance 6
Section III: MALB Testing Protocol 10
1.0 Scope 10
2.0 Test Preparation 10
2.1 Personnel, Quality Control and Devices 10
2.2 Assemble Information Prior to Testing 11
2.3 Building Operating Conditions 13
2.4 HVAC Inspections 13
2.5 Identify Test Locations 13
2.6 Notification and Closed-building Compliance. 14
2.7 Disclosure Of Test Data 14
3.0 Test Locations 14
3.1 Ground Contact Rooms 14
3.2 Unoccupied Ground-Contact Rooms 15
3.3 Upper Floors 15
3.4 Large Rooms 15
3.5 Open-Plan or Pod Design 15
3.6 Inaccessible Locations 15
3.7 Overview 15
3.8 Incomplete Surveys 15
3.9 Choosing A Location Within A Room 16
4.0 Test Procedures 17
4.1 Test all areas at the same time 17
4.2 Test Durations 17
4.3 Normal conditions 17
4.4 Test Protocol Options 17
4.4.1 Single Short-Term Test Option 18
4.4.2 Simultaneous Test Option 18
4.4.3 Continuous Monitor Option 18
4.4.4 Long-Term Test Option 19
4.5 Occupied vs Unoccupied 19
4.6 Taking Action Prior to Step 2 Testing 20
4.7 Geologic Considerations 20
4.8 Post-Mitigation Testing 20
5.0 Quality Control 20
5.1 Duplicate Disagreement 20
5.2 Blanks And Duplicates 20
5.3 Blanks 20
5.4 Large Deployments 21
5.5 Spiked Measurements 21
6.0 Test Conditions 22
Table 6.0 B Additional detail 23
Table 6.0-C New Construction - Renovations 24
7.0 Documentation, Protocols and Guidance 25
7.1 Summary Report 25
Tables 7.1.7 Client recommendations 25
7.2 In addition to the summary 27
7.3 Report all measurements 27
7.4 Detectors and locations 27
7.5 Protocol Deviations 27
7.6 Noninterference Controls 28
7.7 Temporary Conditions 28
7.8 Retention of Records 28
Test Flowcharts 29
8.0 RDP Testing 31
9.0 Definitions of Terms 33
Appendices 36
Appendix A: Devices and Quality 36
Appendix B: HVAC 39
Appendix C: Climate Zones and Building Operating Conditions 41
Identify Normal Average Occupied Operating Conditions. 42
Outdoor Air Ventilation 45
8 Subarctic Climate 47
7 Very Cold Climate 48
6 Cold Climate 49
5 Cool Climate 50
4 Mixed Climate 51
3 Warm Climate 52
2 Hot Climate 53
1 Very Hot Climate 54
Appendix D: Sample Report Sentences 55
Appendix E: RDP 57
Exhibits 59
1) Floor Plan Log 59
2) Data Log 60
3) Communication Plan 62
4) Notice to Facilitating Staff 64
5) Notice to Occupants 66
6) Posted Notice 67

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