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Design Science and Innovation

Office Buildings

Health, Safety and Environment

Authors: Nag, Pranab Kumar

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  • Interdisciplinary resource on office buildings
  • Solution-oriented approach to office spaces
  • Innovating building concepts and practices
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This book brings together concepts from the building, environmental, behavioural and health sciences to provide an interdisciplinary understanding of office and workplace design. Today, with changes in the world of work and the relentless surge in technology, offices have emerged as the repositories of organizational symbolism, denoted by the spatial design of offices, physical settings and the built environment (architecture, urban locale). Drawing on Euclidian geometry that quantifies space as the distance between two or more points, a body of knowledge on office buildings, the concept of office and office space, and the interrelationships of spatial and behavioural attributes in office design are elucidated. Building and office work-related illnesses, namely sick building syndrome and ailments arising from the indoor environment, and the menace of musculoskeletal disorders are the alarming manifestations that critically affect employee satisfaction, morale and work outcomes. With a focus on office ergonomics, the book brings the discussion on the fundamentals of work design, with emphasis on computer workstation users. Strategic guidance of lighting systems and visual performance in workplaces are directed for better application of ergonomics and improvement in office indoor environment. It discusses the profiles of bioclimatic, indoor air quality, ventilation intervention, lighting and acoustic characteristics in office buildings. Emphasis has been given to the energy performance of buildings, and contemporary perspectives of building sustainability, such as green office building assessment schemes, and national and international building-related standards and codes. Intended for students and professionals from ergonomics, architecture, interior design, as well as construction engineers, health care professionals, and office planners, the book brings a unified overview of the health, safety and environment issues associated with the design of office buildings.

About the authors

Prof. P.K. Nag, Ph.D., D.Sc., is currently associated with the Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University, Belur Math, Kolkata. Prof. Nag is the former Director of the National Institute of Occupational Health (ICMR) Ahmedabad, and Regional Occupational Health Centers (Bangalore and Kolkata). Since his superannuation, he has been re-employed at the School of Environment and Disaster Management, RKMVU. He specializes in the areas of Ergonomics and Human Factors, Environmental Health and Management, Climate Change, Occupational Health and Safety, and has teaching and research experience spanning four decades. He has written several books and reports and published 175 research articles in the journal of repute. Prof. Nag has professional affiliations with numerous national and international agencies in different capacities.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $189.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-13-2577-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $249.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-13-2576-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Office Buildings
Book Subtitle
Health, Safety and Environment
Authors
Series Title
Design Science and Innovation
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-2577-9
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-2577-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-2576-2
Series ISSN
2509-5986
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 533
Number of Illustrations
49 b/w illustrations, 54 illustrations in colour
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