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Building and Fire Research Programs & Projects

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Building Integration with Smart Grid
Last Updated Date: 06/02/2016

New measurement science and industry standards are needed to enable building systems and consumers to interact with a future "smart grid," which … more

Fire Risk Reduction in Buildings Program
Last Updated Date: 06/02/2016

To develop and apply advances in fire and structure-fire measurement capabilities and behavior predictive computational tools, standardized fire … more

Community Resilience Program
Last Updated Date: 05/20/2016

In response to recent large-scale disasters such as Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Sandy, the concept of community resilience has emerged as a … more

Development of Guidance for Community-Wide Public Alerts in Emergencies Project
Last Updated Date: 05/20/2016

Currently, no federal, state, or local guidance or requirements exist that standardize community-wide emergency communication systems, which has … more

Development of a First-Generation Community-Resilience Model Project
Last Updated Date: 05/20/2016

This research project will develop systems-based models to analyze the performance and recovery of integrated physical infrastructure systems, … more

Development of a Community Resilience Planning Guide, Implementation Guidelines, and Pilot Implementation Project
Last Updated Date: 05/20/2016

The concept of disaster resilience is relatively new. It is a complex, multi-dimensional problem that relies on the intersection of social … more

Development of a First-Generation Community Resilience Assessment Methodology Project
Last Updated Date: 05/20/2016

The concept of community resilience is a complex, multi-dimensional problem that relies on engineering, earth sciences, social sciences (including … more

Developing Cost-Effective Resource Allocation Strategies to Reduce the Economic Burden of Disasters Project
Last Updated Date: 05/20/2016

To develop a first-generation decision support tool to facilitate cost-effective resource allocations that minimize the total economic burden of … more

Establishment and Operations of the Community Resilience Panel Project
Last Updated Date: 05/20/2016

The concept of disaster resilience is relatively new. It is a complex, multi-dimensional problem that relies on the intersection of social … more

Smart Grid Program
Last Updated Date: 05/04/2016

To develop and demonstrate advances in measurement science to enable integration of interoperable and secure real-time sensing, control, … more

Nanomagnetic Imaging
Last Updated Date: 04/06/2016

The microscopic arrangement of the magnetic structure within a thin metal film plays a fundamental role in many technological applications ranging … more

National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) Coordination Project
Last Updated Date: 04/04/2016

This is an annually renewed project that supports NIST's Lead Agency coordination of National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) … more

Earthquake Risk Reduction in Buildings and Infrastructure Program
Last Updated Date: 03/23/2016

The program develops advances in measurement science related to earthquake engineering, including performance-based tools, guidelines, and … more

Validation of ASCE 41 Procedures in PBSE
Last Updated Date: 03/23/2016

Structural engineers are increasingly using Performance-Based Seismic Engineering (PBSE), instead of building code-based prescriptive procedures, … more

Collapse Assessment of Buildings under Seismic Loading Project
Last Updated Date: 03/23/2016

NIST recently completed a multi-year study of three structural steel framing systems to evaluate the correlation between ASCE/SEI 7 … more

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