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Standards and Technical Activities

EL staff are actively engaged with technical committees and standards developing organizations (SDOs) that are key to implementing technologies that are aligned with the Laboratory's five strategic goals. Staff members serve on about 130 committees and working groups, many in leadership positions. For example, the output of BFRL research is a source of technical information for ASTM International (ASTM), the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the American Concrete Institute (ACI), the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.(UL), the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB), the International Code Council (ICC), the Construction Industry Institute, and others as mentioned below.

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S. Shyam Sunder, Director
Engineering Laboratory