Browse Circular Series - Building Research Council by Title

  • (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2006)
    Brings together many of the publications of the Small Homes Council - Building Research Council concerning housing.

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  • Shick, Wayne L.; Jones, Rudard A. (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1976)
    The increasing scarcity of fuels makes it imperativeto include more energy conservation features in our housing. This circular describes the design, construction, and predicted performance of a house that uses approximately ...

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  • Shick, Wayne L.; Jones, Rudard A.; McCulley, Michael T. (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1981)
    Superinsulated construction techniques that can be adapted to any architectural style. The Lo-Cal house has double-wall 2 x 4 walls, extra insulation, passive solar design, and low energy bills.

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  • Kapple, William H. (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1975)
    How to create storage in unused space.

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  • MacDonald, Marylee; Brotherson, Don; Geier-Wilson, Rose (Building Research Council. School of Architecture. College of Fine and Applied Arts. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2002)
    Provides information about the different areas of a house that should be inspected. Checklist included to help check various elements of the home.

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  • MacDonald, Marylee (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1988)
    Describes major problem areas in homes and describes major and minor repairs. The inspection checklist will help buyers remember what to look for while making their inspection.

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  • Barker, Greg A.; MacDonald, Marylee (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1986)
    Provides information on various kinds of insulation materials for use in home construction.

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  • Kapple, William H. (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1968)
    Answers questions about double-pane, triple-pane, and storm windows. Explains how to select and install the right window screens for your particular needs. Also provides information on different types of glass and their ...

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  • Kapple, William H.; Jones, R.A.; Shick, Wayne L.; Spies, Henry R. (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1976)
    Answers questions about double-pane, triple-pane, and storm windows. Explains how to select and install the right window screens for your particular needs. Also provides information on different types of glass and their ...

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  • Kapple, William H. (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1954)
    Answers questions about double-pane, triple-pane, and storm windows. Explains how to select and install the right window screens for your particular needs. Also provides information on different types of glass and their ...

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  • Konzo, Seichi; MacDonald, Marylee; Geier-Wilson, Rose (Building Research Council. School of Architecture. College of Fine and Applied Arts. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1994)
    Answers questions about double-pane, triple-pane, and storm windows. Explains how to select and install the right window screens for your particular needs. Also provides information on different types of glass and their ...

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  • Lendrum, James T.; Konzo, Seichi; Kratz, A.P.; Harris, Warren Skinner (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1946)
    Covers different types of insulation, technical ratings of insulation, insulating ceilings and walls, condenstion and vapor barriers, and insulation of pipes and ducts.

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  • Shipley, J.R. (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1969)
    Gives an accessible introduction to the tangible and intangible elements of interior design, including space, furnishings, arrangement, scale, form, color, pattern and texture. Provides a typical decorating problem for ...

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  • Shipley, J.R. (Small Homes Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1950)
    Gives an accessible introduction to the tangible and intangible elements of interior design, including space, furnishings, arrangement, scale, form, color, pattern and texture. Provides a typical decorating problem for ...

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  • Potthoff, Joy; Stoner, Julie; Auth, Nancy; Toman, Heather; Campbell, Jim; Matson, Jill; Marchiando, Julie (Building Research Council. School of Architecture. College of Fine and Applied Arts. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1990)
    Gives simple design suggestions for making a home comfortable and attractive. Shows how to start with a design plan and then coordinate colors, arrange furniture, choose the right scale, consider patterns and textures and ...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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