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Building Integration with Smart Grid
Last Updated Date: 04/06/2016

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

NEHRP Extramural Research Project
Last Updated Date: 03/23/2016

Research performed by the EL Earthquake Engineering Group (EEG) consists of a combination of in-house and extramural research. The extramural … more

Stability of Steel Wide-Flange Beam-Columns in Seismic Loading Project
Last Updated Date: 03/23/2016

In recent years, structural engineers have begun using deep, slender wide-flange structural steel shapes as "beam-columns" in multi-story … more

Assessment of Available Collapse Simulation Methods for Use in Performance-Based Seismic Engineering Project
Last Updated Date: 03/23/2016

While it is a key aspect of structural analyses that support current Performance-Based Seismic Engineering (PBSE), "structural collapse" is not … more

Performance-Based Seismic Engineering (PBSE) for New Buildings Project
Last Updated Date: 03/23/2016

Structural collapse demand and capacity are not clearly defined or directly simulated in current Performance-Based Seismic Engineering (PBSE) … more

Fire Risk Reduction in Communities Program
Last Updated Date: 03/18/2016

To develop and deploy advances in measurement science to improve the resilience of communities and structures to unwanted fires through innovative … more

Fire Risk Reduction in Buildings Program
Last Updated Date: 03/18/2016

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

Residential Fire Safety Innovation Project
Last Updated Date: 03/11/2016

Residential fire losses substantially dominate the total fire losses in the U.S. accounting for 83 % of the 2855 deaths, 78 % or the 16500 … more

Reduced Flammability of Upholstered Furniture Project
Last Updated Date: 03/11/2016

The long term vision for this project is to enable the prediction of the burning behavior of residential upholstered furniture (RUF) based on the … more

Performance-Based Design Methodologies for Structures in Fire Project
Last Updated Date: 03/11/2016

This project will develop and implement performace-based tools, methodology, guidance, and draft standards for designing and evaluating structures … more

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