Minimum Ceiling Heights

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleInternal Report (National Research Council Canada. Division of Building Research); no. DBR-IR-188
Physical description15 p.
SubjectCodes & guides
AbstractRegulation of ceiling heights had an early precedent in the building by-law that followed the great fire of London in 1666 and thus has a long-standing tradition. Nevertheless, it seems that its reasoned basis was as obsure then as it is now. The one basis commonly associated with ceiling height regulations in research reports is the popular but factually unfounded belief that a higher ceiling will provide a more comfortable interior environment, particularly with respect to temperature. It is the purpose of this study, therefore, to discover just what information is available on the subject and what remains to be investigated.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada
AffiliationNational Research Council Canada
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NRC numberNRC-IRC-7331
NPARC number20338206
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Record created2012-07-19
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