Browse Circular Series - Building Research Council by Title

  • Kapple, William H. (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1964)
    The purpose of this circular is to provide standards for designing and judging plans of kitchens using conventional equipment. It describes an easy way to determine how much work counter space is needed, and where it should ...

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  • Olson, W.W.; Yust, B.L.; Kapple, William H. (Building Research Council. College of Fine and Applied Arts. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1991)
    This circular describes how to design and judge kitchen plans. It shows where to put counters, appliances, and cabinets, and it tells how much drawer and cabinet space to provide.

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  • Ranney, Elizabeth M. (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1949)
    The purpose of this circular is to provide standards for designing and judging plans for moderate-cost kitchens using factory-made equipment. In this study, "kitchen" refers to an area containing the appliances, storage ...

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  • Kapple, William H. (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1981)
    The purpose of this circular is to provide standards for designing and judging plans of kitchens using conventional equipment. It describes an easy way to determine how much work counter space is needed, and where it should ...

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  • BRC Staff (Building Research Council. School of Architecture. College of Fine and Applied Arts. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1993)
    Discusses ideal placement and use of counters, appliances, drawers and cabinets. Shows how to plan a new kitchen while considering universal design, layout, location, cabinet space, appliance space, counter space, activity ...

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  • Nelson, William R. (Building Research Council. School of Architecture. College of Fine and Applied Arts. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1991)
    Covers solar heating, shading by trees, landscape contours, surfacing materials, wind and windbreaks.

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  • Nelson, William R. (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1983)
    Introduces principles of landscape design for engery conservation, including solar heating, shading, exposures, and windbreaks.

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  • McCullough, Helen E. (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1957)
    Discusses the space design requirements for home laundry areas.

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  • Lighting 
    Geier-Grant, Rose; McCarthy, Sheila (Building Research Council. School of Architecture. College of Fine and Applied Arts. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2004)
    Covers light bulb types and general lighting rules. Also includes tips on fixture type and placement of different lighting situations in your home, such as exterior and entrance lighting, hallway and stairs, living room ...

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  • Lighting 
    Geier-Wilson, Rose; McCarthy, Sheila (Building Research Council. School of Architecture. College of Fine and Applied Arts. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1993)
    Covers light bulb types and general lighting rules. Also includes tips on fixture type and placement of different lighting situations in your home, such as exterior and entrance lighting, hallway and stairs, living room ...

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  • Konzo, Seichi; Shick, Wayne L. (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1973)
    Discusses measure that can be taken by homeowners to optimize energy conservation and efficiency; includes a seasonal checklist.

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  • Konzo, Seichi; Shick, Wayne L. (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1979)
    Discusses measure that can be taken by homeowners to optimize energy conservation and efficiency; includes a seasonal checklist.

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  • Wanslow, Robert (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1989)
    Gives an introduction to long-term household maintenance, including analysis of structural concerns, mechanical, electical, plumbing, and HVAC systems, and grounds and yardkeeping. Provides a suggested checklist for long-term ...

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  • Wanslow, Robert (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1969)
    Gives an introduction to long-term household maintenance, including analysis of structural concerns, mechanical, electical, plumbing, and HVAC systems, and grounds and yardkeeping. Provides a suggested checklist for long-term ...

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  • Wanslow, Robert; Spies, Henry (Building Research Council. School of Architecture. College of Fine and Applied Arts. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1999)
    Covers maintenance of various elements of the home. Included checklist gives the frequency of inspection and service for these areas.

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  • Wanslow, Robert; Spies, Henry (Building Research Council. School of Architecture. College of Fine and Applied Arts. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1995)
    The purpose of this publication is to discuss the general areas where home maintenance is needed and to present an organized program for that maintenance.

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  • Jones, Rudard A. (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1975)
    Discusses the cause of excessive moisture, its condensation, and effective methods for its control in homes in cold climates.

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  • Rose, William B. (Building Research Council. School of Architecture. College of Fine and Applied Arts. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1998)
    This publication will describe the causes of excess moisture, how condensation occurs, and methods used to correct moisture problems.

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  • Rose, William B. (Building Research Council. School of Architecture. College of Fine and Applied Arts. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1993)
    This publication will describe the causes of excess moisture, how condensation occurs, and methods used to correct moisture problems.

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  • Jones, Rudard A. (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1990)
    This circular will describe the causes of excessive moisture, how condensation occurs, and some of the methods that can be used to control excessive moisture in the cold climates.

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