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

  • Brown, Kate; Knight, Paul (Building Research Council. School of Architecture. College of Fine and Applied Arts. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2003)
    Kate Brown of the Building Research Council at the University of Illinois and Paul Knight of Magna Systems, Inc. conducted a site visit at the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation on December 9-11, 2002. The purpose of the site ...

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  • Jones, Rudard A.; Percival, Donald H.; Sapp, Dennis (Small Homes Council - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1960)
    This report was prepared for the purpose of compiling within one publication all the pertinent, analytical and empirical design information accumulated by the Small Homes Council - Building Research Council in its preparation ...

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  • Jones, Rudard A.; Percival, Donald H. (Small Homes Council - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1958)
    A number of roofing systems for a four foot long section of a typical 24 foot sprun house were examined and compared to truss construction as is generally used at the present time. The present system of roof truss construction ...

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  • Brotherson, Donald E. (Small Homes Council - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1965)
    "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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  • Jenkin, Wendell R. (Small Homes Council - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1951)
    This report covers the first season of an investigation on the effect of frost action on concrete floor slabs in basementless houses.

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  • SHC-BRC Staff (Small Homes Council - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1986)
    Builds upon previous technical reports from the Small Homes Council on approaches to constructing energy-conserving residential homes.

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  • Phillips, Bernard S. (Small Homes Council - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1962)
    Contains materials for an inteview-survey of aging persons and housing design.

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  • Small Homes Council - Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, IL : Small Homes Council-Building Research Council, College of Fine & Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1968)
    After this basic information, various aspects of the systems are discussed: the base to which systems are to be fastened, furring systems and the fastening thereof, surfacing materials, and fasteners for surfacing materials. ...

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  • Bareither, Harlan D.; Fleming, Arthur N.; Alberty, Bryce E. (Small Homes Council - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1948)
    The heat loss, temperature, and moisture-permea tion characteristics of nine types of concrete slab floor construction laid on the ground were investigated in a specially built structure. The room air above the floors was ...

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  • Bareither, Harlan D.; Fleming, Arthur N.; Alberty, Bryce E. (Small Homes Council - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1948)
    The heat loss, temperature, and moisture-permea tion characteristics of nine types of concrete slab floor construction laid on the ground were investigated in a specially built structure. The room air above the floors was ...

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  • Percival, Donald H.; Eberle, G.F.; Denny, John M.; Brakeman, D.B. (Small Homes Council - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1985)
    This report describes the results of 73 tests of top-chord-bearing, parallel-chord, metal-plate-connected wood trusses using various wood species, truss-plate sizes, and two different lumber orien-tations. The test units ...

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  • Suddarth, Stanley K.; Percival, Donald H.; Comus, Quentin B. (Small Homes Council - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1981)
    The objectives of this research were to provide experimental data and analytical results as input information for use in design specifications for metal-plate-connected, parallel-chord floor truss designs. The model is ...

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  • Jones, Rudard A.; Percival, Donald H. (Small Homes Council - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1963)
    The fabrication and construction of five floor framing and subflooring systems was observed and records were kept of the labor times and materials costs of these systems, which were designed for use of 25/32" strip finish ...

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  • Jones, Rudard A.; Percival, Donald H. (Small Homes Council - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1960)
    Discusses the results of an analysis of labor time required to accomplish construction of individual components of a component house.

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  • Francisco, Paul; Nemeth, Robert (Building Research Council. School of Architecture. College of Fine and Applied Arts. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2004)
    Paul Francisco 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 Upper Sioux Indian Community Housing Department ...

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  • Brown, Kate; Knight, Paul (Building Research Council. School of Architecture. College of Fine and Applied Arts. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2005)
    An investigation of mold and moisture conditions was conducted on March 14, 2005, by Kate Brown of the Building Research Council at the University of Illinois and Paul Knight of Magna Systems Inc. Walatowa Pueblo of Jemez ...

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  • Brown, Kate; Knight, Paul (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 Paul Knight of Magna Systems, conducted a site visit at Walker River Reservation on January 27-29, 2003. The purpose ...

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  • Wickersheimer, David (Building Research Council. School of Architecture. College of Fine and Applied Arts. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1997)
    The basic information contained in chapters 1 through 3 was intended to introduce the basics of wind loads on buildings, the basics of nailing behavior, and the basic problems with current platform framing. Chapters 4, 5 ...

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  • Percival, Donald H.; Brakeman, D.B. (Small Homes Council - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1989)
    Gives an introduction to light-frame construction using lumber.

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  • Rook, Michelle; Nemeth, Robert (Building Research Council. School of Architecture. College of Fine and Applied Arts. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2004)
    Michelle Rook, Building Research Council (BRC) at the University of Illinois UrbanaChampaign (UIUC) and Robert Nemeth, Magna Systems, Inc. conducted a site visit at the Yakama Reservation on June 16-17,2004. The Yakama ...

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