Browse Publications - Small Homes Council and Building Research Council by Title

  • Rose, William; MacDonald, Marylee (Small Homes Council - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1989)
    Provides information for contractors on how to elevate flood-prone buildings.

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  • Percival, Donald H. (Small Homes Council - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1964)

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  • Percival, Donald H. (Small Homes Council - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1962)
    In order to evaluate the performance of casein-bonded structural components under various circumstances, the Small Homes Council-Building Research Council undertook a series of exposure tests in which the structural ...

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  • Jones, Rudard A. (Small Homes Council - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1966)
    An increasing proportion of the low-cost housing market is being served by the mobile home industry; in fact, it is stated that 1 in 3 housing units costing less than $10,000 is a mobile home. The impact of the industry ...

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  • Small Homes Council (Small Homes Council - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1950)
    Includes survey documentation that was solicited to builders for field trial research of concrete slabo-on-ground floor construction.

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  • Small Homes Council (Small Homes Council - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1950)
    Includes survey documentation that was solicited to builders for field trial research of concrete slabo-on-ground floor construction.

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  • Jones, Rudard A.; Munson Byron E.; Farnham, Mary B. (Small Homes Council - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1951)
    Gives an illustrated summary of the third phase of the Space Design Criterial project, which documented the impressions and preferences of a number of test families to changes in the architecture of their test dwelling ...

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  • Brown, Kate; Nemeth, Robert (Building Research Council. School of Architecture. College of Fine and Applied Arts. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2003)
    Kate Brown from the Building Research Council (BRC) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and Robert Nemeth from Magna Systems conducted a site visit at Fond DuLac Housing Authority on May 2, 2003. The Fond DuLac ...

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  • Knight, Paul; Nemeth, Robert (Building Research Council. School of Architecture. College of Fine and Applied Arts. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2003)
    Robert Nemeth and Paul Knight from Magna Systems conducted a site visit at Fort Belknap Indian Community on March 4-7, 2003. The purpose of the site visit was to provide technical assistance to the Fort Belknap Indian ...

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  • Egger, W. (Small Homes Council - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1953)
    Covers the second season of tests conducted as part of a research investigation on frost action under foundations and concrete floors laid on ground. The project was carried on under a cooperative agreement between Levitt ...

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  • Percival, Donald H.; Comus, Quentin B. (Small Homes Council - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1978)
    This report covers the full-scale testing of a 32-foot, 4/12 slope, hip-roof system. The program was a cooperative investigation between the Small Homes Council-Building Research Council, University of Illinois at ...

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  • Percival, Donald H.; Comus, Quentin B. (Small Homes Council - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1975)
    This report covers the testing of a 20'-0", 4/12 slope king-post truss design using 1 1/2-inch lumber with 3/8-inch nail-glued plywood gusset and splice plates. The program was a cooperative investigation between the Small ...

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  • Percival, Donald H. (Small Homes Council - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1975)
    This report covers the testing of a 28'-0", 4/12 slope roof truss design using 1 1/2-inch lumber with a 3/8-inch nail-glued plywood gusset and splice plates. The program was a cooperative investigation between the Small ...

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  • Percival, Donald H. (Small Homes Council - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1973)
    This report covers the testing of a 32', 4/ 12 slope roof truss design using 1 1/2 inch lumber with nail-glued plywood gusset and splice plates. The pro-ject was a cooperative investigation between the Small Homes ...

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  • Lendrum, James T.; Kapple, William H. (Small Homes Council - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1957)
    A report on the feasiblity of providing gable-end ventilation units that will adequatley eliminate rain and snow penetration.

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  • Ranney, Elizabeth M. (Small Homes Council - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1950)
    "Splitting" or "shrinkage" failures in built-up roofing membranes have become a critical problem to the roofing industry. The problem is defined and examples are given. In order to understand and analyze the causes of these ...

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  • Brown, Kate; Nemeth, Robert (Building Research Council. School of Architecture. College of Fine and Applied Arts. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2003)
    Kate Brown from the Building Research Council (BRC) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and Robert Nemeth from Magna Systems, Inc. conducted a site visit at the Hannahville Indian Community Tribal Housing ...

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  • Brown, Kate; Rose, William (Building Research Council. School of Architecture. College of Fine and Applied Arts. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2003)
    Kate Brown and Bill Rose from the Building Research Council (BRC) at the University of illinois Urbana-Champaign conducted a site visit at the Ho-Chunk Nation on February 10, 2003. The purpose of the site visit was to ...

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  • Jones, Rudard A.; Lendrum, James T. (Small Homes Council - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1954)
    Provides an illustrated introduction to small home construction using pre-assembled wall panels, a new design method aimed at cost reduction through pre-fabrication.

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  • Brown, Kate; Gordon, Jeff (Building Research Council. School of Architecture. College of Fine and Applied Arts. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2004)
    Kate Brown and Jeff Gordon from the Building Research Council (BRC) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign conducted a site visit at the Maliseet Indian Housing Authority on January 25-28, 2004. The Maliseet Indian ...

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