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Building and Fire Research Programs & Projects

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Measurement Science to Assure the Performance of Innovative Concretes Project
Last Updated Date: 02/10/2016

The concrete industry has developed strategies for making innovative concrete,  which is defined as a sustainable concrete that uses less … more

Properties of Sustainable Fresh Concrete Project
Last Updated Date: 01/19/2016

The construction industry is becoming increasing reliant on pumping for the placement of concrete; thus, implying that a concrete  must have the … more

Enhanced Effectiveness of Fire Fighting Tactics Project
Last Updated Date: 01/15/2016

Firefighting is hazardous. In 2011, the fire departments in the United States responded to more than 484,500 [1] structure fires. These fires … more

Improving WUI Community Fire Protection- Fire Resistant Building Design and Materials Project
Last Updated Date: 01/08/2016

The Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) is defined as the location where structures and communities meet or intermingle with undeveloped wildland. In … more

Reduced Ignition of Building Components in Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) Fires Project
Last Updated Date: 01/08/2016

Over 46 million homes in 70,000 communities are at risk of Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) fires, which has destroyed an average of 3000 structures … more

Fire Grants and Cooperative Agreements Project
Last Updated Date: 01/08/2016

Fire Research Grants and Cooperative Agreements support extramural work to reduce the total burden of fire on the U.S. economy, which is estimated … more

Measuring Performance of Net-Zero Energy Homes Project
Last Updated Date: 01/07/2016

Develop the measurement science necessary to evaluate various technological approaches to achieve net-zero energy buildings through the … more

Space-Conditioning Options for Energy-Efficient Buildings Project
Last Updated Date: 01/07/2016

Develop and deploy the measurement science to support the development and implementation of the most efficient and cost effective … more

Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality in Low-Energy Buildings Project
Last Updated Date: 01/07/2016

To enable energy savings in buildings through advanced sensing technologies and approaches by developing testbeds to evaluate energy monitoring … more

Metrics and Tools for Sustainable Building Project
Last Updated Date: 01/07/2016

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

Novel Sources for Focused-ion Beams
Last Updated Date: 02/23/2015

Focused beams of ions have a wide range of uses, from nanoscale imaging to the fabrication of nanomaterials. In the CNST, researchers are … more

700 MHz Band Channel Propagation Model
Last Updated Date: 12/01/2014

To provide telecommunications designers working in public safety communications with channel propagation models to use in simulation and testing. 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

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

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