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1. Community Resilience Economic Decision Guide for Buildings and Infrastructure Systems
Series: Special Publication (NIST SP)
Report Number: 1197
Published: 12/30/2015
Authors: Stanley W Gilbert, David T Butry, Jennifer F Helgeson, Robert E Chapman
Abstract: This Economic Guide provides a standard economic methodology for evaluating investment decisions aimed to improve the ability of communities to adapt to, withstand, and quickly recover from disasters. The Economic Guide is designed for use in c ...

2. Effect of fire prevention programs on accidental and incendiary wildfires on tribal lands in the U.S.
Published: 8/1/2015
Authors: Karen L. Abt, David T Butry, Jeffrey P. Prestemon, Samuel Scranton
Abstract: Humans cause more than 55 % of wildfires on lands managed by the USDA Forest Service and U.S. Department of the Interior, contributing to both suppression expenditures and damages. One means to reduce the expenditures and damages associated with thes ...

3. Impact of More Precise Construction Data on Estimated Savings from Energy Standard Adoption for Commercial Buildings
Series: Special Publication (NIST SP)
Report Number: 1178
Published: 12/19/2014
Authors: Joshua D Kneifel, David T Butry
Abstract: The Applied Economics Office (AEO) of the Engineering Laboratory (EL) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed the Building Industry Reporting and Design for Sustainability (BIRDS) database, which estimates the s ...

4. Impact of More Precise Electricity Price Data on Estimated Energy Costs from Energy Standard Adoption for Buildings
Series: Special Publication (NIST SP)
Report Number: 1179
Published: 12/19/2014
Authors: Joshua D Kneifel, David T Butry
Abstract: Energy efficiency requirements in current building energy codes vary across states, and many states have not yet adopted the latest editions of ASHRAE Standard 90.1 for commercial buildings or the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) for ...

5. The Economics of Residential Fire Sprinklers and the Potential Impact of Recent Code Changes
Published: 10/5/2014
Author: David T Butry
Abstract: Residential fire sprinklers reduce the likelihood of room flashover, improving conditions for occupant egress, and thereby reduce the number of fatalities resulting from home fires. Based on data reported by the National Fire Protection Association, ...

6. 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 ...

7. Reducing the Risk of Fire in Buildings and Communities
Published: 1/1/2014
Authors: Anthony P Hamins, Jason D Averill, Nelson P Bryner, David T Butry, Richard George Gann, Rick D Davis, Daniel M. Madrzykowski, Alexander Maranghides, Jiann C Yang, Matthew F Bundy, Samuel L Manzello, Jeffrey W Gilman, Francine K. Amon, William E. Mell
Abstract: Fire costs and losses are a significant life safety and economic burden on society comprising about two percent of the United States gross domestic product. This paper presents the results of a roadmap developed by the National Institute of Standar ...

8. 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 ...

9. 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 ...

10. Interaction Effects of Information Technologies and Best Practices on Construction Project Performance
Published: 4/1/2013
Authors: Youngcheol Kang, William O'Brien, Jiukun Dai, Stephen Mulva, Stephen Thomas, Robert E Chapman, David T Butry
Abstract: This paper assesses the impact of information technology use and Construction Industry Institute defined Best Practices on construction project performance. Using data from 133 projects collected in 2008 and 2009, correlations between Best Practice- ...

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