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

  • 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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  • Jones, Rudard A. (Small Homes Council - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1963)
    The major objective of this study was to review and recommend improvements in the requirements for storage facilities needed in residences of one or two living units as specified in the Minimum Property Standards of the ...

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  • Jones, Rudard A.; Munson Byron E. (Small Homes Council - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1950)
    Analysis of housing surveys conducted from 1936 through 1950 in first phase of a design study seeking to establish the amount of space families need in their homes and how that space should be arranged.

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  • Munson Byron E. (Small Homes Council - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1952)
    Provides the preliminary conclusions of a survey of forty-one housing surveys conducted between 1936-1950 focused on space use. The material in this paper was previously published as "Housing Likes and Dislikes."

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