Building construction introduces contaminates into the building. If unaddressed, the contamination can result in poor indoor air quality extending over the lifetime of the building. Fortunately there are IAQ management strategies, if instituted during construction and before occupancy, which will minimize potential problems.
SEC will develop a plan to protect building surfaces, ductwork and air handling systems during construction and to minimize IAQ problems due to inappropriate construction techniques. As an example, ductwork should be kept clean and dry with shrink-wrap or Visqueen covers. Filters utilized for temporary ventilation during construction should be changed regularly through the course of construction.
The IAQ Management Plan should be completed before construction begins and should include construction-related IAQ procedures in the pre-construction and construction progress meeting agendas. Education of subcontractors and all field personnel on the goals of the IAQ Management