ERIC Number: ED031914
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1966-Dec
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University Residential Building Systems (URBS). Phase I Report, Revised December 1966.
California Univ., Berkeley. Dept. of Physical Planning and Construction.
The University Residential Building Systems (URBS) project is a major program of research, design, development and construction with the object of obtaining and using compatible building components in the construction of university student housing. This is accomplished by providing incentive to industry for development of new products that will meet predetermined performance requirements. Analysis of student needs, programing and design requirements are the foundation for the performance specifications, a set of requirements to guide industry in the design and manufacture of building components. Performance grading which evaluates--(1) initial cost, (2) satisfaction of user needs, and (3) expected operation and maintenance cost is the method used to judge the different building components. Detailed studies of existing buildings are presented which analyze performance and projected maintenance cost against capital cost. Also presented is--(1) a list of manufacturers interested in URBS, (2) an organization chart, and (3) a list of members of the national advisory committee. (TC)
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Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Dept. of Physical Planning and Construction.