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

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Worth, Willard J.; Berry, Sydney B.; Lendrum, James T. (Small Homes Council - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1953)
    The systems chosen for analysis as part of this study consisted of six basic roof framing systems, five basic wall systems, and two systems in which wall and roof framing were inseparable. These systems included conventional ...

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  • Percival, Donald H. (1959)
    Provides the results of full scale tests on nail-glued roof-trusses for Crystal Park Lumber Company, Canton, Ohio.

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  • Percival, Donald H.; Suddarth, Stanley K. (Small Homes Council - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1989)
    Parallel-chord metal-plate-connected wood trusses of four different designs were load-tested to destruction in 1977. Trusses from the same manufacturing lots were then tested under design dead load plus one-half live load ...

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  • Percival, Donald H.; Denny, John M. (Small Homes Council - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1982)
    With the ever-increasing concern over energy costs, home owners are demanding fully-insulated structures, including the requirement for a minimum R-value of 30 in the ceiling. This will usually require at least 12 inches ...

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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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  • Lendrum, James T.; Lescher, Frank M. (Small Homes Council - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1956)
    Gives an illustrated description of a design for pre-assembled structural floor panels created by the Small Homes Council aimed at realize the cost savings of using pre-fabricated materials in home construction.

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  • Jones, Rudard A.; Kapple, William H. (Small Homes Council - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1967)
    The objective of the project was 1) to study de-tails of residential stair construction, and 2) develop and systematize methods of stair as-sembly and prefabrication suitable for utili-zation in the operation of the retail ...

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  • Jones, Rudard A. (Small Homes Council - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1962)
    Sectionalized houses, defined as houses erected from room-size or larger three dimensional elements, are examined as to their suitability for the lumber dealer operation. The most prevalent form of sectionalized house is ...

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  • Lendrum, James T.; Steinberg, Hyman A. (Small Homes Council - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1957)
    Conveys the results of a research project aimed at determing the extent to which different sheathing methods and materials can influence the cost of application.

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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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  • 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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