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National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) Coordination Project
Last Updated Date: 06/20/2014

NIST has been designated by Congress as the Lead Agency for the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP). This project supports the … more

Performance-Based Seismic Engineering (PBSE) for New Buildings Project
Last Updated Date: 06/20/2014

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

Virtual Cement and Concrete Testing Laboratory
Last Updated Date: 06/08/2014

The Virtual Cement and Concrete Testing Laboratory (VCCTL) project develops and integrates state-of-the-art computational materials science tools … more

Net-Zero Energy, High-Performance Buildings Program
Last Updated Date: 06/02/2014

The objective of the Net-Zero Energy, High-Performance Buildings Program is to develop and deploy advances in measurement science to move the … more

Metrics and Tools for Sustainable Building Project
Last Updated Date: 04/23/2014

Building stakeholders need practical metrics, tools, and data to support investment choices and policymaking related to sustainable building … more

Mechanical Performance - Extreme Conditions
Last Updated Date: 04/17/2014

This project provides property data, metrology, and standard test methods for materials systems under extreme conditions for areas critical to US … more

Physical Infrastructure: Connections
Last Updated Date: 04/17/2014

Using a complementary approach of experimental measurements and detailed finite element analysis, we will develop more realistic yet … more

Sustainable, High Performance Infrastructure Materials Program
Last Updated Date: 02/27/2014

The objective of the Sustainable Engineered Materials Program is to develop and deploy advances in measurement science for sustainable materials … more

Long Term Performance of Concrete Project
Last Updated Date: 02/27/2014

Sustainable concrete construction design for durability requires performance-based metrics of expected durability and service life prediction. … more

Surface Damage of Polymer Nanocomposites Project
Last Updated Date: 02/27/2014

Surface damage caused by environmental and/or mechanical stresses can lead to the release of nanofillers incorporated within polymer … more

Service Life Prediction of Filled Polymers Project
Last Updated Date: 02/27/2014

Prior efforts at NIST demonstrated the feasibility of quantitative service life prediction by linking the field and laboratory for an unfilled … more

Service Life of Nano-Enabled Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composites Project
Last Updated Date: 02/27/2014

This project will utilize chemical spectroscopy of stressed composites to quantify the magnitude and mode of stress transfer at the fiber-matrix … more

Early-Age Performance of Concrete Project
Last Updated Date: 02/27/2014

Successfully delivering the desired early-age performance of concrete, upon which long-term prediction of sustainable performance depends, … more

Disaster Resilient Systems Program
Last Updated Date: 02/03/2014

The objective of the Disaster Resilient Systems Program is to develop and deploy advances in measurement science to enhance the resilience of … more

Low-GWP Refrigerants for High-Efficiency HVAC&R Equipment Project
Last Updated Date: 01/31/2014

Concerns over global warming and ozone depletion will limit or phase out several refrigerants currently used in commercial and residential cooling … more

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