Training on Radon New Construction Code

Brief Overview:

Effective June 2010, Maine contractors will be required to comply with a new building code that includes the ASTM E-1465 standard for building radon out of new residential construction. Maine builders and codes enforcement officers need to understand the specific provisions of this standard, which itself is fairly new (2007).

Project Activity to Date:

In 2003-2006, the Maine Indoor Air Quality Council developed a series of residential construction trainings for residential building professionals for proper design and construction of homes for healthy indoor air quality. Using the current CRCPD grant support, the MIAQC has incorporated the radon resistant new construction components of the new building code (ASTM E-1465, 2008) into these trainings. Five of the six trainings being presented during the project period have already been presented. The final one is scheduled for March 5, 2010.