Browse Technical Notes - Small Homes Council-Building Research Council by Issue Date

  • Schoenewiess, Donald F. (Building Research Council - Small Homes Council - Univeristy of Illinois Urbana Champaign, 1965)
    Gives tips for how to avoid damaging mature shade trees during the process of home construction and/or renovation.

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  • Brotherson, Donald E. (Building Research Council - Small Homes Council - Univeristy of Illinois Urbana Champaign, 1966)
    Presents a series of illustrated details depicting the recommended design of various roofing end and joint arrangements.

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  • Brotherson, Donald E. (Building Research Council - Small Homes Council - Univeristy of Illinois Urbana Champaign, 1969)
    Provides a detailed introduction to insulation for structural heating, including the mechanics of heat loss and moisture movement, common assemblies of wall, roof, and floor insulation constructions, economics of insulation, ...

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  • Percival, Donald H. (Building Research Council - Small Homes Council - Univeristy of Illinois Urbana Champaign, 1969)
    Provides a description of the methods for converting an existing slab, or a new concrete slab, to a wood subfloor suitable for cover with any number of finish flooring styles.

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  • Jones, Rudard A. (Building Research Council - Small Homes Council - Univeristy of Illinois Urbana Champaign, 1969)
    Discusses various architectural and logistical problems associated with creating additional space in the home along with potential solutions.

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  • Brotherson, Donald E. (Building Research Council - Small Homes Council - Univeristy of Illinois Urbana Champaign, 1970)
    Presents a series of illustrated details depicting the recommended design of various roofing end and joint arrangements.

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  • Percival, Donald H.; Suddarth, Stanley K. (Building Research Council - Small Homes Council - Univeristy of Illinois Urbana Champaign, 1971)
    Systematic comparison has been made of the influence of a fire-retardant treatment of stiffness and ultimate strength of metal plate connectors and nail-glued plywood plates. Matched, treated and untreated tensile specimens ...

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  • Percival, Donald H. (Building Research Council - Small Homes Council - Univeristy of Illinois Urbana Champaign, 1972)

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  • Pezoldt, Charles W. (Building Research Council - Small Homes Council - Univeristy of Illinois Urbana Champaign, 1972)
    Provides an illustrated introduction to owning and maintaining a residential swimming pool, including operating costs, liability, construction styles, shapes, and sizes, materials, fabrication methods, equipment, accessories, ...

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  • Brotherson, Donald E.; Hirning, Harvey J.; Olver, Elwood F.; Spies, Henry R. (Building Research Council - Small Homes Council - Univeristy of Illinois Urbana Champaign, 1974)
    Discusses and illustrates various electric heating and cooling systems for the home, including baseboard heating systems, electric furnaces and boilers, electric ceiling cable systems, heat pumps, compressor-cycle cooling ...

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  • Percival, Donald H.; Suddarth, Stanley K.; Comus, Quentin B. (Building Research Council - Small Homes Council - Univeristy of Illinois Urbana Champaign, 1974)
    In a pilot study, three different structural roof component designs were tested using three types of scrap panel materials as connector plates. The panel materials were cutout and cutoff pieces generated in fabricating ...

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  • Brown, Edward J.; Kapple, William H.; Percival, Donald H. (Building Research Council - Small Homes Council - Univeristy of Illinois Urbana Champaign, 1974)
    A summary of attic ventilation in research residence; reducing attic temperature by natural ventilation; attic ventilation requirements; a gable-end ladder for use with trusses

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  • Percival, Donald H.; Beineke, L.A.; Comus, Quentin B.; Przestrzelski, P.J.; Suddarth, Stanley K. (Building Research Council - Small Homes Council - Univeristy of Illinois Urbana Champaign, 1975)
    Twenty-four experimental metal-plate wood roof trusses were tested on four truss types with six specimensin each category. The object of the study was to determine the effect of adding wood wedges from scrap cutoff material ...

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  • Harris, Warren Skinner (Building Research Council - Small Homes Council - Univeristy of Illinois Urbana Champaign, 1976)

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  • Brotherson, Donald E. (Building Research Council - Small Homes Council - Univeristy of Illinois Urbana Champaign, 1977)
    Provides a detailed introduction to insulation for structural heating, including the mechanics of heat loss and moisture movement, common assemblies of wall, roof, and floor insulation constructions, economics of insulation, ...

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  • Shick, Wayne L.; Jones, Rudard A.; Harris, Warren Skinner; Konzo, Seichi (Building Research Council - Small Homes Council - Univeristy of Illinois Urbana Champaign, 1979)
    Gives details, both architectural and engineering, and a review of an extensive computer study (made in 1976) of predicted energy requirements for a large number of special cases in which various components affecting energy ...

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  • Brotherson, Donald E. (Building Research Council - Small Homes Council - Univeristy of Illinois Urbana Champaign, 1981)
    Presents a series of illustrated details depicting the recommended design of various roofing end and joint arrangements.

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  • Sherwood, Gerald E.; Percival, Donald H. (Building Research Council - Small Homes Council - Univeristy of Illinois Urbana Champaign, 1983)
    Information is available on how to buildwood-frame houses that will last many years with a minimum of maintenance and repair. Unfortunately, much of this informaiton is not used, so errors frequently occur. Field observations ...

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  • Konzo, Seichi; Doyle, Carter (Building Research Council - Small Homes Council - Univeristy of Illinois Urbana Champaign, 1984)
    Provides an accessible introduction to the craft of windowmaking, including a glossary.

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  • Doyle, Carter (Building Research Council - Small Homes Council - Univeristy of Illinois Urbana Champaign, 1985)
    This study examines the cost-effectiveness of converting flat-roofed buildings to sloped-roof buildings as an alternative to repair or replacement of the existing roof. Alternative framing systems are shown and special ...

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