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Title: Regression models for predicting building material distribution in four northeastern cities
Authors: United States. Environmental Protection Agency.
Merry, C. J.
LaPotin, Perry J.
Keywords: Buildings
Building materials
Construction materials
Geographical distribution
Regression analysis
Computer programs
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Special report (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)) ; 85-24.
Description: Special Report
Abstract: The Corps of Engineers conducted a field sampling program for inventorying building materials in the northeastern United States, and the data from the field program were compiled into a data base for statistical analysis. Correlation coefficients were derived between the independent variables and the surface area of the five building material types. The correlation coefficients were used in an optimal stepwise regression model developed for each material class for each city. A number of factors appear to be significantly associated with the distribution of building material exposure. However, the variables do not correlate at levels required for constructing adequate predictive models that would be applicable to other sampling locations.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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