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Robust Structural Systems for Disproportionate Collapse Mitigation
Last Updated Date: 06/01/2015

A structural system is robust if it can withstand local failures (e.g., loss of a column or other load-bearing element) without widespread … more

Structural Performance for Multi-hazards Program
Last Updated Date: 06/01/2015

The objective of the Structural Performance under Multi-hazards program is to develop and deploy advances in measurement science to enhance the … more

Wind Engineering and Coastal Inundation Project
Last Updated Date: 06/01/2015

The project develops the 21st century procedures needed for achieving designs that are safe, sustainable, and economical under extreme winds and … more

National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program
Last Updated Date: 06/01/2015

NIST is designated by Congress as one of four agencies comprising the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program [1] or NWIRP (other agencies are … more

Disaster and Failure Studies Project
Last Updated Date: 06/01/2015

Extreme events test buildings and infrastructure in ways and on a scale that cannot be easily replicated in a laboratory – buildings and … more

Implementation of Joplin Tornado Recommendations Project
Last Updated Date: 06/01/2015

On March 26, 2014, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) completed its National Construction Safety Team (NCST) Act technical … more

Fault Detection and Diagnostics for Commercial Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning Systems Project
Last Updated Date: 05/26/2015

NIST is working to measure and improve the operational performance of commercial buildings by leveraging previously untapped capabilities within … more

Intelligent Building Agents Project
Last Updated Date: 05/26/2015

Achieving national goals of net zero energy buildings requires substantial reduction in the energy consumption of commercial building systems. … more

Commissioning Building Systems for Improved Energy Performance Project
Last Updated Date: 05/26/2015

Building systems commissioning processes applied at the design phase and throughout the building life cycle have been shown to effectively improve … more

Fault Detection and Diagnosis for Air-Conditioners and Heat Pumps Project
Last Updated Date: 05/26/2015

Fault detection and diagnostic (FDD) methods are receiving increasing consideration for application in space-conditioning equipment. It is … more

Building Integration with Smart Grid Project
Last Updated Date: 05/26/2015

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

Embedded Intelligence in Buildings Program
Last Updated Date: 05/26/2015

The objective of the Embedded Intelligence in Buildings Program is to develop and deploy advances in measurement science that will improve building … more

Automated Fault Detection and Diagnostics for the Mechanical Services in Commercial Buildings Project
Last Updated Date: 05/26/2015

NIST is working to measure and improve the operational performance of commercial buildings by leveraging previously untapped capabilities within … more

Smart Building Automation and Control Testbed and Standards Project
Last Updated Date: 05/26/2015

Better information about the practical implications of integrating historically separate building automation systems and improved industry … more

Smart Grid Program
Last Updated Date: 05/19/2015

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

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