Healthy Buildings ll

ADL - Academy for Distance Learning
Distancia

£ 325 - (Rs 28,088)
+ VAT

Important information

  • Vocational qualification
  • Distance learning
  • When:
    Flexible
Description

Develops skills to evaluate, describe and explain how physical characteristics of a building and its surrounds have an impact upon human health. This course builds on Healthy Buildings I, but can also stand alone as it covers such topics as impact and the macro-environment. The course covers how weather systems and garden design influences the internal environment of a house, health aspects of different furnishings, paints, pesticides and chemicals (and alternatives), alternative methods of pest control, managing building surrounds and interior environments.
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Venues

Where and when

Starts Location
Flexible
Distance Learning

What you'll learn on the course

Management
IT
Design
Materials
systems
Cleaning
IT Management
Garden Design

Course programme

Lesson Structure: Healthy Buildings II (Building Environment & Health) BSS300
There are 8 lessons:

Environmental Impacts On Buildings
Scope, nature and principles of building biology
Environmental impacts on buildings
Climate, building location, radon, air quality, allergies, temperature, humidity, light, EMR
Creation of electric fields
Chemicals
Air pollutants
Cleaning chemicals
Chemical breakdowns
Leakages and spills
Pesticides -household, industrial, agricultural
Solid Waste pollutants
Persistent organic polutants (POP's)
Formaldehydes
Heavy Metals
Ammonia
Resins
Where different chemicals originate in a building
Building Surrounds
Creating a buffer zone
Windbreaks, hedges, screens
Creating Shade
Designing a healthy home garden
Going natural in the garden
Avoiding problem materials
Disposing of waste
Making compost
Working with rather than against nature
Energy conservation
Solar House Design
Green principles for house design
Furnishings
Gas appliances, heaters and fireplaces
Furniture
Materials characteristics
Floor Coverings
Cane
Metals
Fabrics
Flame retardation treatments
Matresses
Dry cleaning and mothballing
Temperature and acoustic properties of fabrics
Finishes
Chemical reactions
Lung disease, cancer, skin disease
Paint
Repainting
Timber finishes against decay
Varnishes and oils
Pesticides & Alternatives
Types of insecticides -inorganic and biological (organophosphates, carbamates etc)
Rodenticides
Miticides, Bacteriacides, Algaecides, Termite treatments
Understanding pesticide characteristics -toxicity, persistence, volatility, etc
Common chemicals used in buildings, and natural alternatives
Common garden chemicals and natural pest/weed management
Understanding Insect Pest Management options
Managing Interior Environments
Assessing air quality
Ventilation
Temperature control
Cleaning
Acoustics
Electricity
Domestic pets
Light
Colour
Indoor Plants
Othyer hazards
Consulting
Services that can be offered to a client
Checklist of building hazards
Procedures and business practice for a consultant
Setting up costs
Operating a business
Developing a business plan
Determining fees to charge

Learning Goals: Healthy Buildings II (Building Environment & Health) BSS300

Explain the impact of the macro-environment (location) on health.
Explain the impact of building surrounds, including a garden, on the interior environmental conditions.
Choose interior furnishings which are not likely to damage human health.
Explain the health implications of using different types of finishes, including sealers, paints, preservatives and stains.
Explain the health implications of using alternative methods of pest control inside buildings.
Plan health conscious management systems of interior environments.


Practicals:

Explain how proximity to different bodies of water can affect human health, including:
Sea/Ocean
Freshwater lakes
River
Ground water.
Explain how different aspects of prevailing weather patterns may influence house design in different regions, including:
temperature
rainfall
winds
day length.
Explain in a summary, how proximity to electromagnetic radiation may impact on health.
Explain in a summary, how proximity to different types of pollution can impact on health inside a dwelling.
Compare the impact of different garden treatments upon temperature inside buildings, including:
tall trees
lawn
paving
mulched surfaces
climbers on walls.
Explain how different garden design decisions can affect ventilation in a house, including:
earth shaping
planting
constructions
water features.
Compare the affect different garden components on light inside a building, including:
Plant types
How plants are grouped
Walls
Topography
Pergolas.
Explain how the visual characteristics of two different gardens influence the inside environment of a building.
Analyse two different gardens for the impact they have on buildings they surround.
Compare health aspects of different materials used for furnishings including:
metals
plastics
timbers
upholstery
curtains.
Compare health aspects of different floor coverings including:
tiles
carpets
vinyl
cork
slate
timber.
Explain health aspects of different electrical appliances including:
televisions
computers
refrigerators
microwaves
heaters
air conditioners
ovens.
Evaluate the furnishings in a building inspected by the learner, to determine recommended changes to improve building habitability.
Compare the health affects of different types of finishes including: sealers, paints, stains, preservatives and varnishes.
Compile a resource directory of ten sources of healthy alternatives to traditional finishes.
Describe the characteristics of three different specific products which are healthy alternatives to traditional paints and finishes.
Explain the toxic affects of ten different pesticides commonly used in buildings, both during and after construction.
List alternative "healthier" methods of controlling pests in buildings, including:
rodents
ants
termites
flies
cockroaches.
Develop a detailed pest control strategy for a building, in the learners locality, which includes:
structural treatments during and post construction
preventative measures for anticipated problems
eradication measures for existing problems.
Explain issues of building usage which can impact on health with respect to different factors including:
number of people
electricity
windows and doors
cooking
smoking
curtains
hygiene.
Analyse the way two specific buildings including a home and a workplace are used; to determine health risk factors in that use.
Recommend guidelines to the way in which different buildings, including an office, and a workplace, are used, to minimise negative impacts upon health.

Additional information

Architecture, Construction, Building Design & Management
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