In January of 2014 IRPS was the lead contractor enlisted to provide field services and research for the BC Lung Association’s, Radon Aware Study in partnership with the Building and Safety Standards Branch. The study ran from January to May of 2014. The goal was to provide information on the effectiveness of new homes built with current radon resistant techniques, and to assess better understanding within the current BC Building Code or provide appropriate changes within the Building Code.
The findings from the study did provide the Building Standards Branch with suggestions to incorporate into the current BC Building Code edition. The amendment to the building code now provides more descriptive wording and details of a passive type radon reduction system. A table was also published to better identify which areas of the province were to have these measures installed in residential buildings.
The study findings can be read here: BCLung_Radon_Castlegar_reportG