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Building and Fire Research Programs & Projects

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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

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

Performance-based Design for Structures in Fire - Modeling and Validation Project
Last Updated Date: 03/11/2016

The National Fire Research Laboratory (NFRL) at NIST is a unique research facility that enables scientists and engineers to conduct research on … more

National Fire Research Laboratory Metrology and Operations Project
Last Updated Date: 03/11/2016

The National Fire Research Laboratory (NFRL) is a facility that enables large scale fire research in the areas of advanced firefighting … more

National Fire Research Laboratory Infrastructure and Commissioning Project
Last Updated Date: 03/11/2016

At present, there is no research facility in the world that allows scientists and engineers to conduct research on the response of real-scale … more

Measurement of Structural Performance in Fire - Composite Floor Systems Project
Last Updated Date: 03/11/2016

The National Fire Research Laboratory (NFRL) at NIST is a unique research facility that enables scientists and engineers to conduct research on … more

Flammability Reduction Technologies Project
Last Updated Date: 03/11/2016

This project will enable the commercialization of fire safe products for residences. This will be accomplished by enabling the manufacturing of … more

Fire Modeling for Performance-Based Design Project
Last Updated Date: 03/11/2016

The Fire Research Division develops and maintains a set of computational tools to analyze fire behavior. These tools include the Consolidated … more

Structural Performance for Multi-hazards Program
Last Updated Date: 03/10/2016

To develop and deploy advances in measurement science to enhance the resilience of buildings and infrastructure to natural and manmade hazards. more

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