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Programs and Projects
Robust Structural Systems for Disproportionate Collapse Mitigation

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

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

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

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

Implementation of Joplin Tornado Recommendations Project

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

Nanomagnetic Imaging

The microscopic arrangement of the magnetic structure within a thin metal film plays a fundamental role in many technological applications ranging … more

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Wildland-Urban Interface Fires

wildland-urban interface (WUI) fires. NIST with US Forest Service (USFS) have invested in the development of instrument packages and measurement … more

Standard Firebrand Generator

This apparatus, developed at EL, has been constructed to generate a controlled and repeatable size and mass distribution of glowing firebrands. … more

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