Browse Circular Series - Building Research Council by Issue Date

  • 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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  • Nolen, Russell M.; Schaffer, O.G.; Lohmann, K.B.; Robinson, F.B.; Scheick, W.H.; Lindsay, D.B.; Laing, A.K.; Lendrum, James T. (Small Homes Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1944)
    Discusses financial, legal, physical and technical aspects to be considered when selecting an individual urban lot home site.

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  • Konzo, Seichi; Lendrum, James T.; Hinchcliff, Keith Harry; Harris, Warren Skinner (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1945)
    Discusses chimney and fireplace design with an emphasis on safety and reducing hazards.

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  • Scheick, W.H.; Lindsay, D.B. (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1945)
    An introduction to solar orientation can be no more than a discussion of the physical principles underlying the subject. A few "solar houses" have been built, with apparently satisfactory results. The University of Illinois ...

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  • Laing, A.K.; Lendrum, James T.; Lindsay, D.B.; Scheick, W.H. (Small Homes Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1945)
    Part I of this cfrcular will help in analyzing your family's needs to find what space you will require for housing. Part II is a discussion of the factors involved in arranging this space into desirable living areas. Part ...

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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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  • 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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  • Lendrum, James T.; Konzo, Seichi; Harris, Warren Skinner; Lindsay, D.B.; Doolittle, W.F. (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1945)
    Helps define your home heating needs that will lead to smart energy and heating decision-making. Shows how different types of heating systems work, how much they cost to operate, and things to do to maintain them.

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  • Kratz, A.P.; Konzo, Seichi; Henry, J.A.; Harris, Warren Skinner; Fellows, J.B.; Miles, J.S.; Lendrum, James T. (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1945)
    Discusses fuels and burners for domestic heating, including hand-fired coal or coke, automatic coal stoker, gas-fired heaters, oil burners. INlcudes table of comparative fuel costs.

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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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  • Lohmann, K.B.; Lendrum, James T. (Small Homes Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1945)
    Discusses factors contributing to a livable neighborhood.

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  • Nolen, Russell M. (Small Homes Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1945)
    Gives an accessible introduction to home financing, including plans of payment, costs of home ownership, family income, and recommendations for budgeting.

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  • Shipley, J.R. (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1946)
    Discusses fundamentals of interior decoration, including space, furnishings, scale, form, color, arrangements, and common mistakes.

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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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  • Helm, M.S.; Scheick, W.H. (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1946)
    The telephone and the radio are so taken for granted that they are likely to be slighted when a house is planned. A careful long-range plan can do much to insure the convenience desired for everyday use of communication ...

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  • Kennedy, Maxine H.; Scheick, W.H. (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1946)
    Introduces hardware for the home, includeing costs, stylea dn design, materials and finiehs, and a suggested check list.

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  • Rowley, Frank B. (Small Homes Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1947)
    Discusses the cause of excessive moisture, its condensation, and effective methods for its control in homes in cold climates.

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  • White, S. (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1947)
    Gives an introduction to the fundamental principles of landscape design for residential housing lots.

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  • Lehmann, E.W. (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1947)
    The septic-tank system, if properly installed, is a satisfactory and low-cost method of preparing sewage from such homes for final disposal. Bacterial action within the septic tank disintegrates sewage so that it can be ...

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  • Carter, D.G.; Gilbert, H.W.; Goodyear, Margaret R.; Hinchcliff, Keith Harry; Scheick, W.H.; Simon, R.P.; Pusey, William S.; Baker, J.S.; Schroeder, H.E. (Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1947)
    The farmhouse presented in this circular is a solution to a farmhouse design problem undertaken by the College of Agriculture and the Small Homes Council under a research grant made to the University of Illinois by the ...

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