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Browse Publications - Small Homes Council and Building Research Council by Subject "Architecture"

  • 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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  • Phillips, Bernard S. (Small Homes Council - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1962)
    An interview-survey was conducted within the city limits of Decatur, illinois, of a probability sample of persons aged 60 or older. Interviews were obtained from 346 individuals and questionnaire data were collected from ...

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  • Suddarth, Stanley K.; Percival, Donald H.; Comus, Quentin B. (Small Homes Council - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1982)
    Incidents of a phenomenon, sometimes called ceiling-floor partition separation, (CFPS) have been increasing in recent years. Generally, CFPS can be described as cracking or breaking of the ceiling drywall joints at the ...

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  • Steinberg, H.A. (Small Homes Council - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1958)
    Provides a description of the design aspects relevant for a suitable retirement house.

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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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  • Kapple, William H.; Lendrum, James T. (Small Homes Council - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1952)
    The shelf of a closet usually sits loosely on its ledge with only one function; namely to support hat boxes or whatever we choose to store thereon. Actually, there is no reason why it should not at the same time serve as ...

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  • Bergeson, Donald E.; McCulley, Michael T.; O'Meara, Robert J.; Siminovitch, Michael J. (Small Homes Council - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1982)
    Presents the results of three studies that utilize the Building Loads and Systems Thermodynamics (BLAST) computer simulation program: Optimum Window Sizing for a Super-Insulated House," "Optimizing South Window Areas for ...

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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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  • 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, 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.; 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Brotherson, Donald E. (Small Homes Council - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1961)
    A brief resume of roofing problen1s is presented and a definition of the failure termed as "wrinkle-cracking" is given. The results of a literature search and a bibliography are included. Observations made during field ...

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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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  • (Housing and Home Finance Agency, 1954)
    The investigations and analyses reported herein sought the identification on a comparative basis of those combinations of framing, sheathing and finishing materials, and assembly methods—accepted in current practice or ...

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  • Devine, Richard A. (Small Homes Council - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1963)
    Discusses the results of a study analyzing the design feasibility of prefabricated trusses for framing the upper level and roof of a one-and-a-half-story house.

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  • Jones, Rudard A.; Lendrum, James T. (Small Homes Council - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1955)
    A system of panelizing exterior walls for one-story houses, designed on the modular principle, was developed in 1953 as part ofa research project sponsored by the Lumber Dealers Research Council. This project was continued ...

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  • Lendrum, James T.; McCall, Howard E. (Small Homes Council - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1956)
    Gives an illustrated description of a design for pre-assembled interior partitioning walls created by the Small Homes Council aimed at realize the cost savings of using pre-fabricated materials in home construction.

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