Browse Circular Series - Building Research Council by Title

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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, 1979)
    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, 1973)
    Discusses measure that can be taken by homeowners to optimize energy conservation and efficiency; includes a seasonal checklist.

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