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

  • 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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  • Harrell, Raymon H.; Lendrum, James T. (Small Homes Council - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1953)
    To demonstrate that quick and easy savings can be made in small home construction, a research contracted was executed between the University of Illinois and the Housing and Home Finance Agency. Under this contract, the ...

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  • Harrell, Raymon H.; Lendrum, James T. (Small Homes Council - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1954)
    This study was undertaken as a field demonstration of those construction techniques, design features, and structural details which have been proven to materially reduce the cost or increase the quality of small house ...

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  • Harrell, Raymon H.; Lendrum, James T. (Small Homes Council - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1952)
    This study was undertaken as a field proof or demonstration of those construction techniques, design features, and structural details which have been proven through research to materially-reduce the cost or increase 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Harrell, Raymon H.; Lendrum, James T. (Small Homes Council - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1952)
    Presents a series of plan variations of the low-cost small demonstration house.

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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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  • (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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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