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Live Fire Experiments Examine Impact of Changes in Firefighting Resources
Release Date: 02/10/2009

Minutes after a two-story townhouse caught fire on Feb. 5, engines and crews raced to the townhouse to extinguish the fire and search for victims. … more

Live Fire Experiments Provide Data on the Effects of Fire Resources -- Results Could Help Local Governments Make Informed Resource Decisions
Release Date: 02/05/2009

ROCKVILLE, Md.—At a live demonstration of fire safety experiments today, a group of firefighting, public safety and scientific organizations … more

Viscosity-Enhancing Nanomaterials May Double Service Life of Concrete
Release Date: 01/27/2009

Engineers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are patenting a method that is expected to double the service life of … more

Carbon Nanofibers Cut Flammability of Upholstered Furniture
Release Date: 12/09/2008

Carbon, the active ingredient in charcoal, is normally not considered a fire retardant, but researchers at the National Institute of Standards and … more

Final Strategic Plan for Earthquake Hazard Studies Published
Release Date: 11/25/2008

The National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) has just published a new strategic plan to guide the activities of the four federal … more

NIST Releases Final WTC 7 Investigation Report
Release Date: 11/25/2008

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) last week released its final report on the Sept. 11, 2001, collapse of the 47-story … more

Green Buildings: A Net-Zero Energy Research Agenda
Release Date: 10/28/2008

Buildings in the United States account for more than 40 percent of the nation's total energy consumption, and that is just one of their impacts on … more

Safer Buildings Are Goal of New Code Changes Based on Recommendations from NIST World Trade Center Investigation
Release Date: 10/01/2008

GAITHERSBURG, Md.—Future buildings—especially tall structures—should be increasingly resistant to fire, more easily evacuated in emergencies, and … more

Baked Slug -- New Method to Test Fireproofing Material
Release Date: 10/01/2008

In a high-temperature blaze, how well does a fireproofing material shield a building’s important steel structures from heat? Answering this … more

New Building Code Revisions Adopt NIST Recommendations from WTC Study
Release Date: 10/01/2008

Future buildings—especially tall structures—should be increasingly resistant to fire, more easily evacuated in emergencies, and safer overall … more

NIST Research Leads to Revisions in California Building Code
Release Date: 09/16/2008

This Virtual Cybernetic Building Test Bed is used to test the automated fault detection and diagnostics (FDD) technology. The commercial building … more

New NIST Publication Series Addresses Design of Earthquake-Resistant Structures
Release Date: 09/03/2008

Where can you find some of the latest insights in designing earthquake-resistant buildings joined together with current information on building … more

NIST Releases WTC 7 Investigation Report for Public Comment
Release Date: 09/03/2008

The fall of the 47-story World Trade Center building 7 (WTC 7) in New York City late in the afternoon of Sept. 11, 2001, was primarily due to … more

NIST WTC 7 Investigation Finds Building Fires Caused Collapse
Release Date: 08/21/2008

Report and Recommendations for Improving Building Safety Released for Comment GAITHERSBURG, Md.—The fall of the 47-story World Trade Center … more

NIST to Release Report and Recommendations from Investigation of World Trade Center Building 7
Release Date: 08/18/2008

*** Agency Will Hold Public Webcast on August 21 *** Gaithersburg, Md. -- The Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology … more


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