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Title:Performance-based Space Criteria for Low-Cost Housing: A Cooperative Investigation between the Institute for Applied Technology of the National Bureau of Standards (U.S. Dept of Commerce) and the Small Homes Council-Building Research Council of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Author(s):Jones, Rudard A.; Kapple, William H.
Subject(s):Low cost housing
Space assessment
Abstract:The space standards proposed in this report are derived from a careful analysis of the best knowledge of the subject developed to date. In developing them, consideration has been given to three types of information that is available, namely (1) other standards that have been used in the past, particularly those that have been developed by various code authorities, (2) former research work that has been done in the field of space use in dwellings, and (3) other reports concerned with the responses of families to their housing accomodations. Particular effort has been made to adjust the proposed standards to the specific needs of the low-income group; however, this attempt has been handicapped by the fact that there is not too much factual information on the living habits and family possessions of this segment of the population. For this reason, some arbitrary decisions had to be made, but these decisions were based on the best knowledge available, tempered by the experience and judgment of the writers.
Issue Date:1968-04
Publisher:Champaign, IL : Small Homes Council-Building Research Council, College of Fine & Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Genre:Technical Report
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Rights Information:Copyright 1968 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS:2013-01-30

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