Browse Publications - Small Homes Council and Building Research Council by Issue Date

  • Lendrum, James T.; Rettberg, G.C. (Small Homes Council - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1948)
    Three frame and three masonry houses were constructed by a variety of techniques in order to determine what assembly methods, or combination of methods, would yield the lowest cost structure. In order to compare methods ...

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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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  • Small Homes Council (Small Homes Council - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1948)
    The overall purpose of the kitchen storage analysis study was to determine the storage requirements in terms of metal wall and base cabints for all items normally requiring kitchen storage, these findings to be used as a ...

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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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  • Lendrum, James T.; Rettberg, G.C. (Small Homes Council - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1949)
    In 1947, the Small Homes Council made a detailed study and comparison of construction methods used in residential building. Included in this study was an analysis of three houses in wich modular brick were used in the ...

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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. (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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  • Kapple, William H.; Harrell, Raymon H. (Small Homes Council - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1950)

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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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  • 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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  • Ranney, E.M. (Small Homes Council - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1951)
    Offers an illustrated summary of a series of domestic storage requirements and designs.

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  • Harrell, Raymon H.; Lendrum, James T. (Small Homes Council - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1951)
    This is a report of a study made to determine the in-place cost of a new exterior wall material--lightweight concrete panels--and to compare it with frame wall construction. The study was conducted by the Small Homes ...

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  • Jones, Rudard A. (Small Homes Council - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1951)
    Progress Report of the Residential Planning Project, Department of Agriculture

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  • (Small Homes Council - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1951)
    Shows the recorded results of an interview held with the test family prior to their moving into the Small Homes Council Space Laboratory (Test Dwelling).

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  • Jones, Rudard A. (Small Homes Council - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1951)
    Provides an illustrated introduction to the architectural design of split-level houses as well as the various approaches to design aimed at maximizing potential for solid-fuel energy use in the home.

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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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  • Jones, Rudard A.; Munson Byron E. (Small Homes Council - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1951)
    Gives an illustrated summary of the second phase of the Space Design Criterial project, which surveyed thirty households to measure the amount of space families require in their homes and how best to arrange that space.

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  • Lendrum, James T.; SHC-BRC Staff (Small Homes Council - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1951)
    The Small Homes Council study in house planning had two major objectives: To help the homeowner get the most for his money by eliminating waste - waste space in the house, waste in the use of materials, waste in the use ...

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  • Worth, Willard J.; Harrell, Raymon H. (Small Homes Council - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1952)
    Provides an illustrated discussion of engineered designs for king post and "W" trusses and associated cost and construction problems. Reprint of papers presented at the Seventh Annual Short Course in Residential Construction ...

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