Browse Circular Series - Building Research Council by Title

  • Craig, G. Lewis; Jones, Rudard A. (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1960)
    Provides an introduction to split-level house architecture.

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  • Kapple, William H. (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1953)
    Offers a brief introduction to storage design using non-load-bering storage partitions.

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  • Kratz, A.P.; Konzo, Seichi; Harris, Warren Skinner; Scheick, W.H. (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1945)
    Explains the benefits of storm sashes.

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  • Kratz, A.P.; Konzo, Seichi; Harris, Warren Skinner; Scheick, W.H. (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1944)
    Explains the benefits of storm windows.

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  • Percival, Donald H.; Hunt, Michael O. (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1986)
    Answers questions about plywood, oriented strand board, and waferboard, with tips on spacing, strength, and construction applications.

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  • Konzo, Seichi (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1980)
    This circular describes 1) design and construction features which are helpful in reducing the amount of outdoor heat entering houses, and 2) mechanical devices which provide comfortable air conditions through the control ...

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  • Gilman, Stanley Francis; Harris, Warren Skinner; Konzo, Seichi; Roose, R.W.; Stoecker, W.F.; Jones, R.A.; Lendrum, James T. (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1960)
    This circular describes 1) design and construction features which are helpful in reducing the amount of outdoor heat entering houses, and 2) mechanical devices which provide comfortable air conditions through the control ...

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  • Gilman, Stanley Francis; Harris, Warren Skinner; Konzo, Seichi; Roose, R.W.; Stoecker, W.F.; Jones, R.A.; Lendrum, James T. (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1963)
    This circular describes 1) design and construction features which are helpful in reducing the amount of outdoor heat entering houses, and 2) mechanical devices which provide comfortable air conditions through the control ...

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  • Gilman, Stanley Francis; Harris, Warren Skinner; Konzo, Seichi; Roose, R.W.; Stoecker, W.F.; Jones, R.A.; Lendrum, James T. (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1953)
    This circular describes 1) design and construction features which are helpful in reducing the amount of outdoor heat entering houses, and 2) mechanical devices which provide comfortable air conditions through the control ...

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  • Konzo, Seichi (Building Research Council. School of Architecture. College of Fine and Applied Arts. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1992)
    Covers the ins-and-outs of staying cool, solar orientation, sun controls, how heat moves through the building, ventilation of rooms, air conditioners, and evaporative coolers.

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  • Spies, Henry R. (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1989)
    Discusses passive solar heating systems and attached and semi-enclosed sunspaces, including sun porches and greenhouses. Also details construction methods, materials, principles, and applications of heat storage and distribution.

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  • Percival, Donald H. (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1963)
    Explains the three major groups of damage that pose a threat to U.S. homes, including points of entry, how to locate an infestation, prevention, eradication, and general recommendations.

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  • Percival, Donald H. (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1980)

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  • Stout, Glenn E. (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1977)
    Shows how to save a substantial amount on water and fuel bills while helping to conserve both water and energy.

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  • Spies, Henry R. (Building Research Council. School of Architecture. College of Fine and Applied Arts. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2005)
    Explains the natural things that happen to the construction of your home over the first year as your house settles.

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  • SHC-BRC Staff; Lewis, W.H. (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1983)
    This circular sets forth principles for the selection and placement of windows from the standpoints of daylight, ventilation, view, appearance, and temperature control.

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  • Lewis, W.H. (Building Research Council. School of Architecture. College of Fine and Applied Arts. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1991)
    Covers light, ventilation, and view properties of windows, as well as privacy, security, cleaning, heat loss and gain, and design.

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  • Lewis, W.H. (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1954)
    This circular sets forth principles for selection and placement of windows from the standpoints of daylight, ventilation, view, and appearance.

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  • Jones, Rudard A.; Spies, Henry R. (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1978)
    Shows how to build frame floor systems, emphasizing platform framing.

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  • Worth, Willard J. (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1954)
    Provides an introduction to wood framing systems including joint-and-rafter, transverse beam, rafters with ridge support, and longitudinal beam systems.

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