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Main Title Studies on Housing for Alaska Natives.
Author Wi, Dennis R. ; Pag, William B. ; Shan, Michael L. ;
CORP Author Arctic Health Research Center, Anchorage, Alaska.
Year Published 1965
Report Number PHS-Pub-999-AH-1;
Stock Number PB-215 938
Additional Subjects ( Alaska ; Houses) ; ( Arctic regions ; houses) ; Design ;
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NTIS  PB-215 938 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 139p
Abstract
The research described was begun in response to the critical health problems of Alaskan aborigines-in particular, high tuberculosis incidence and death rates. The expenditure of millions of dollars on tuberculosis treatment for a relatively small population clearly indicated the need for basic measures such as adequate housing. After an analysis of the technical problems relevant to housing construction in remote Alaskan villages, four experimental houses were designed and constructed in the field. Each was occupied by an Eskimo family; in return for rent-free occupancy, the householders maintained the houses and kept temperature records. The house construction types were plank-and-beam; rough lumber; commercial wood-stave water tank; and an extremely light shell mounted on a stable foundation (which could be adjusted to compensate for frost heaving). The results of the studies are presented.