Report on "Homogeneous Wall" House Experimental House no. 4 Ajax, Ontario

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleReport, Division of Building Research, National Research Council Canada; Volume 30
Physical description24 p.
AbstractIn 1948, Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation, aware of the need for low-cost housing in Canada to meet the increasing demands of the post-war years, proposed the errection of four experimental houses at Ajax, Ontario, one of which was to have a wall construction different from any system used thus far in Canada or in the United States. The aim of this new design was to investigate an assembly technique where the success or failure of the system depended on the use of a single material or two materials if necessary, in the place of a conventional wall assembly. It was generally thought that if such a material could be found and this material could be bonded together by a simple fusing operation to form a wall, then this new method of home building might succeed in reducing construction costs.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number8017
NPARC number20386604
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Record created2012-07-25
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