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Programs and Projects
National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) Coordination Project

This is an annually renewed project that supports NIST's Lead Agency coordination of National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) … more

Earthquake Risk Reduction in Buildings and Infrastructure Program

The program develops advances in measurement science related to earthquake engineering, including performance-based tools, guidelines, and … more

Validation of ASCE 41 Procedures in PBSE

Structural engineers are increasingly using Performance-Based Seismic Engineering (PBSE), instead of building code-based prescriptive procedures, … more

Collapse Assessment of Buildings under Seismic Loading Project

NIST recently completed a multi-year study of three structural steel framing systems to evaluate the correlation between ASCE/SEI 7 … more

NEHRP Extramural Research Project

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

In recent years, structural engineers have begun using deep, slender wide-flange structural steel shapes as "beam-columns" in multi-story … 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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