NEW CONSTRUCTION & CONSULTING
Building Code Compliant Radon Systems
Since Indoor Radon Exposure is the NUMBER ONE source of Ionizing Radiation any of us will be exposed to in our lifetime, it is no wonder Radon Standards are becoming prevalent in our Building Codes.
ACE Consulting Services, Design, Radon Management Plans
Navigating all of the different and changing Radon Laws, Protocols, Guidelines and Codes can be challenging. ACE provides consulting services to Architects, General Contractors, Engineers and Builders to ensure the Radon Resistant New Construction (RRNC) Design, Build and Testing is Code Compliant. The devil is in the details and Value Engineering for our clients as well as ultimately protecting the occupants from the Radiation from Radon is the key to our success.
Building Codes for Radon Resistant New Construction (RRNC)
- ANSI/AARST-RRNC 2.0-2013 (Reducing Radon in New Construction)
- ANSI/AARST-CC1000-2018 (Soil Gas Control Systems in New Construction)
- ANSI/AARST-RMS-MF-2018 (Multifamily Building Mitigation)
- ANSI/AARST-MAMF-2017 (Multifamily Building Measurement)
- ANSI/AARST-RMS-LB-2018 (Radon Mitigation for Large Buildings and Schools)
- ANSI/AARST-MALB-2014 (Radon Measurement for Large Buildings and Schools)
- ANSI/AAST-MAH-2014 (Measurement of Radon in Residential Homes)
- ANSI/AARST-SGM-SF-2017 (Soil Gas Mitigation for Existing Homes)
- 2018 International Green Construction Code
- International Residential Code (IRC) – Appendix F
- ASTM-1465-New Buildings (Several Versions)
List of Agencies/Organizations involved in RRNC Compliance & Recommendations:
- CDC-Center for Disease Control
- IBC-International Building Code
- ICC-International Code Council
- ASTM-American Society for Testing and Materials
- ANSI-American National Standards Institute
- AARST-American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists
- EPA-Environmental Protection Agency
- IRC-International Residential Code
- CCC-Colorado Code Council
- HUD-Housing and Urban Development
- CDPHE-Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
- FHFA-Federal Housing Finance Authority
- Each Building Departments per Local Jurisdictions
ACE Turn-Key Installations Include a Radon Guarantee
Since Colorado is Zone 1 (designated by the EPA) and has some of the most widespread and highest levels of Radon in the United States, many architects, and building departments are specifically requiring the installation of systems from the ground up in New Construction. ACE specializes in design-build, Appendix F and ANSI-AARST Code Compliance, including specifications and installation of “State-of-the-Art” and Value Engineered Radon Control Systems.
Our design of Passive or Active systems include all the elements required for a successful installation, including under-slab soil gas collection plenums, vapor barriers, perimeter and penetration seal of all slab areas, full vapor barrier seal of gravel/dirt crawlspace areas, internal passive or active vent stacks in interior chases and fan locations all specified to meet or exceed current protocols.
Although installing a radon system during construction is usually more expensive than post-construction installations, there are several significant advantages to new construction radon systems that save money in the long term.
A new construction radon system is very energy efficient and negates the impact of any increased energy costs in the structure by having a depressurization fan that runs 24/7. In some post-construction installations, it can sometimes be very difficult to seal all areas and assure conditioned air is not being extracted from the structure.
Lowest Possible Radon Levels
When all stages of the installation are completed by an ACE NRPP-RRNC Certified Professionals, the structure will have the lowest possible post-mitigation radon levels. Optimization of airflow and an excellent pressure field extension under the structure are guaranteed when installed correctly during construction.
Internal Hidden Piping
The vent pipe and fans can be installed internally, effectively hiding the radon system, minimizing the aesthetic impact to the structure, and optimizing its resale value.