Browse Circular Series - Building Research Council by Title

  • Oviatt Jr., Alfred E. (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1983)
    Describes building details to reduce sound transmission in homes and apartments. Also helpful for sound isolation between the master suite and the kid's room.

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  • MacDonald, Marylee (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1986)
    How to install drywall in old houses; patching, taping drywall; covering or removing plaster.

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  • MacDonald, Marylee; Milner, Donna (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1986)
    How to refinish wood floors. Gives detailed instructions for refinishing; where to use the various finishing materials.

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  • MacDonald, Marylee (Building Research Council. School of Architecture. College of Fine and Applied Arts. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2004)
    Shows how plaster is applied to wood, metal, and gypsum lath. Describes causes and repairs for cracked plaster, including the use of veneer plaster.

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  • MacDonald, Marylee (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1984)
    Provides information on historical plaster techniques, problems causing plaster failure in old homes, methods of repairing or replacing plaster, and modern replastering methods.

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  • Kraehenbuehl, J.O.; Helm, M.S.; Scheick, W.H. (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1945)
    This circular will be devoted to a general discussion of the entire function of electricity in the home, and its relation to planning the home.

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  • Jones, Rudard A. (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1988)
    Covers adding bedrooms using a garage, basement, or attic conversions or new bedrooms added directly to the house or attached via the satellite system. Also discusses study or office space and family rooms.

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  • Wysocki, Joseph L. (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1987)
    Discusses factors to consider when planning for home improvement.

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  • BRC Staff (Building Research Council. School of Architecture. College of Fine and Applied Arts. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1995)
    Covers remodeling terms, advantages and disadvantages and cost of remodeling, and the return on your investment. It walks you through the design process and defines construction terms so you can communicate with the people ...

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  • Goodyear, Margaret R.; Iwig, Dorothy J.; Miles, F.D.; Ward, Gladys J.; Weaver, Virginia H. (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1945)
    Provides a brief discussion of new trends in kitchen planning.

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  • Adams, C. Howard; MacRae, Frank J.; Rorke, Robert R.; Ziegler, Earl E. (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1956)
    Introduces the most common uses of plastic as a construction material in the home.

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  • Plumbing 
    Lendrum, James T. (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1950)
    This circular is intended (1) to guide the homeowner in the selection of plumbing fixtures and related accessories, and (2) to give him an understanding of the problems connected with installing the water-supply and ...

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  • Plumbing 
    Lendrum, James T. (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1968)
    This circular is intended (1) to guide the homeowner in the selection of plumbing fixtures and related accessories, and (2) to give him an understanding of the problems connected with installing the water-supply and ...

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  • Ouzts, Karen B. (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1984)
    Helps plan the installation or to update the water supply system, the fixtures, and the drainage system in your house.

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  • Ouzts, Karen B. (Building Research Council. School of Architecture. College of Fine and Applied Arts. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2004)
    Helps plan the installation or to update the water supply system, the fixtures, and the drainage system in your house.

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  • Plywood 
    Percival, Donald H. (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1970)
    This circular describes the various characteristics and uses of different kinds of plywood, and is intended as a guide to help the buyer select the right kind of plywood for a specific job.

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  • Plywood 
    Percival, Donald H. (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1961)
    This circular describes the various characteristics and uses of different kinds of plywood, and is intended as a guide to help the buyer select the right kind of plywood for a specific job.

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  • Percival, Donald H.; Walters, Charles S. (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1975)
    Discusses chemical treatments to increase wood's fire resistance and protect it from rot and termites.

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  • Percival, Donald H.; Walters, Charles S. (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1975)
    Chemical treatments to increase wood's fire resistance and protect it from rot and termites.

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  • MacDonald, Marylee (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1985)
    Covers the replacement of window sashes or whole windows to reduce heat loss, the materials used (wood, aluminum, and vinyl), and the thermal performance of various types of glass.

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