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1. Economic Impact of Improved Service-Life Prediction for Seams in Low-Slope EPDM Roofing
Published: 10/5/2014
Author: Douglas S Thomas
Abstract: In the early part of the 1970's built-up-roofing dominated the U.S. membrane roofing industry. It was estimated that 10 to 15 percent of these roofs failed, but by the late 1980's new membranes were being rapidly adopted. Among them, EPDM (ethylene-p ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=915725

2. USA - Characteristics, Impacts, and Future Directions
Published: 6/11/2014
Authors: Sarah Slaughter, Douglas S Thomas, Robert E Chapman
Abstract: Investments in the built environment provide the basis for civil society and commerce, and construction is an engine of growth for the U.S. economy, equaling approximately 3 % to 5 % of GDP. Current U.S. annual expenditures for construction-related ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=913123

3. Areas of the U.S. wildland‹urban interface threatened by wildfire during the 2001‹2010 decade
Published: 4/1/2014
Authors: Douglas S Thomas, David T Butry
Abstract: The wildland‹urban interface (WUI) is defined in terms of housing density and proximity to wildlands, yet its relevance seems to be only in conjunction with wildland fire threats. The objective of this paper is to (1) identify the WUI areas threatene ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=906758

4. The U.S. Manufacturing Value Chain: An International Perspective
Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Report Number: 1810
Published: 2/11/2014
Author: Douglas S Thomas
Abstract: This report uses input-output data from the World Input-Output Database along with the methods developed by Wassily Leontief to track the intermediate goods and services used in national manufacturing industries. Specifically, it examines the extent ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=914022

5. Exploiting autoregressive properties to develop prospective urban arson forecasts by target
Published: 10/1/2013
Authors: Jeffrey P. Prestemon, David T Butry, Douglas S Thomas
Abstract: Municipal fire departments responded to approximately 53 000 intentionally-set fires annually from 2003 to 2007, according to NFPA figures. A disproportionate amount of these fires occur in spatio-temporal clusters, making them predictable and, per ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=911332

6. Economics of the U.S. Additive Manufacturing Industry
Series: Special Publication (NIST SP)
Report Number: 1163
Published: 8/15/2013
Author: Douglas S Thomas
Abstract: There is a general concern that the US manufacturing industry has lost competitiveness with other nations. Additive manufacturing may provide an important opportunity for advancing US manufacturing while maintaining and advancing US innovation. Addit ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=913515

7. The Effects of Wildfire Prevention Activities
Published: 8/1/2013
Authors: Douglas S Thomas, David T Butry, Jeffrey P. Prestemon
Abstract: Eighty percent of wildfires are human caused, so it is important for decision makers and land managers to consider the role of prevention activities that minimize the costs and losses of human-caused wildfires. There have been significant efforts aim ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=913931

8. The Current State and Recent Trends of the U.S. Manufacturing Industry
Series: Special Publication (NIST SP)
Report Number: 1142
Published: 12/21/2012
Author: Douglas S Thomas
Abstract: This report brings together multiple sources of aggregate manufacturing industry data and industry subsector data to develop a quantitative depiction of the U.S. manufacturing industry. It compares the U.S. manufacturing industry to its internati ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=912933

9. Social Disorder, Accidents, and Municipal Wildfires
Published: 12/1/2012
Authors: Douglas S Thomas, David T Butry, Jeffrey P. Prestemon
Abstract: Societal safeguards, established by those who have shared perceptions in the importance of safety and taking preventative measures, reduce the incidence of accidents that harm people and damage property. These safeguards prevent or discourage communi ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=911382

10. Evaluating Potential Bias in Non-Randomly Reported Fire Incident Data
Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Report Number: 1770
Published: 9/26/2012
Authors: David T Butry, Douglas S Thomas
Abstract: This analysis is a part of an effort to develop statistics and uncertainty measures for characterizing, tracking, and better understanding the root causes of the total burden of fire in the United States. They will be used to develop performance me ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=912210



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