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Programs and Projects
Assessment of Design Methods in Existing PBSD Standards Project

The project continues the assessment of the applicability and accuracy of adopting first-generation Performance Based Seismic Engineering (PBSE) … more

Lateral Force-Resisting Structural Elements and Systems Project

This project provides experimentally validated structural behavior models for refining key seismic design provisions in U.S. model building codes … more

TechBrief Guidance for Evaluated Technologies Project

The NIST TechBrief report series consists of individual report volumes - topical, tightly written, and well-illustrated discussions that address … more

National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) Coordination Project

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

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

Mechanical Performance - Extreme Conditions

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