Browse Circular Series - Building Research Council by Title

  • 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. (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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Milner, Donna (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1989)
    Includes the advantages of having skylights, types of skylights, glass, shading devices, and flashing. Also covers installation.

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  • Brotherson, Donald E. (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1976)
    Describes some of the many materials and systems available for residential roofing, typical application details and some of the problems encountered. Included are properties of roofing types, including shingles and rolled ...

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  • Brotherson, Donald E. (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1963)
    Describes some of the many materials and systems available for residential roofing, typical application details and some of the problems encountered. Included are properties of roofing types, including shingles and rolled ...

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  • Brotherson, Donald E. (Building Research Council. School of Architecture. College of Fine and Applied Arts. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1998)
    Describes some of the many materials and systems available for residential roofing, typical application details and some of the problems encountered. Included are properties of roofing types, including shingles and rolled ...

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  • Brotherson, Donald E. (Building Research Council. School of Architecture. College of Fine and Applied Arts. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1995)
    This publication describes various roofing materials and systems, and will help you make sound roofing choices for your home.

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  • Brotherson, Donald E. (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1981)
    Describes some of the many materials and systems available for residential roofing, typical application details and some of the problems encountered. Included are properties of roofing types, including shingles and rolled ...

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  • MacDonald, Marylee (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1983)
    Information about kerosene and propane room heaters, including energy savings and health and safety concerns.

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  • Konzo, Seichi (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1981)
    Provides data for estimating the energy that can be saved by the insulation of various house component, such as ceilings, walls, and foundations.

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  • Konzo, Seichi (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1980)
    Provides data for estimating the energy that can be saved by the insulation of doors and windows.

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  • Gordon, Jeffrey R.; Konzo, Seichi (Building Research Council. School of Architecture. College of Fine and Applied Arts. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1994)
    Estimate energy savings from insulating ceilings, walls, foundations, doors, and windows. Heat loss tables, degree-day map, and worksheet included.

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