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An assessment of the potential of the United States stick-built house for self-help construction

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dc.contributor.advisor Eric Dluhosch. en_US Takase, Yutaka en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us--- a-ja--- en_US 2013-03-13T15:32:08Z 2013-03-13T15:32:08Z 1981 en_US 1981 en_US
dc.description Thesis (M.S.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 1981. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 122-124). en_US
dc.description.abstract This thesis initially focuses on the development of the U.S. stick-built house. The material and construction methods of the structure remain simple and unchanged, whereas the non-structural elements offer an enormous variety of choices in materials and components as a result of the improvements in technology . In Chapter 2, a case study of the U.S. system suggests that the stick-built house has a great potential for self-help construction, with least subcontracting, rental of some special tools and equipment and the use of prefabricated materials. A comparison of the U.S. and Japanese systems shows that the Japanese system offers lesser potential for self-help . On the average, higher skills would be required in on-site assembly. Difficulties would occur in using members of different sizes and joining methods. Also, there would be less flexibility in future change of housing design. The author recommends greater simplification of structural members for production and construction methods in Japan. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Yutaka Takase. en_US
dc.format.extent 124 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
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dc.subject Architecture. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Industrialized building United States en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Industrialized building Japan en_US
dc.subject.lcsh House construction United States en_US
dc.subject.lcsh House construction Japan en_US
dc.title An assessment of the potential of the United States stick-built house for self-help construction en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US M.S. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 08176195 en_US

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