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Building and Fire Research Programs & Projects

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Ember Exposure Characterization in WUI Fires Project
Last Updated Date: 08/24/2016

The Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) is defined as the location where structures and communities meet or intermingle with undeveloped wildland. In … more

Fire Risk Reduction in Communities Program
Last Updated Date: 08/09/2016

To develop and deploy advances in measurement science to improve the resilience of communities and structures to unwanted fires through innovative … more

National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program
Last Updated Date: 07/12/2016

This project provides leadership of windstorm and coastal inundation impact reduction R&D activities within the Engineering Laboratory. NIST … more

Structural Performance for Multi-hazards Program
Last Updated Date: 07/12/2016

To develop and deploy advances in measurement science to enhance the resilience of buildings and infrastructure to natural and manmade hazards. more

Wind Engineering and Coastal Inundation Project
Last Updated Date: 07/12/2016

The project develops next-generation procedures for achieving designs that are safe, sustainable, and economical under extreme winds and coastal … more

Disaster and Failure Studies Project
Last Updated Date: 07/12/2016

Extreme events test buildings and infrastructure in ways and on a scale that cannot be easily replicated in a laboratory – buildings and … more

Implementation of Joplin Tornado Recommendations Project
Last Updated Date: 07/12/2016

In March, 2014, NIST completed its investigation of the 2011 Joplin tornado and issued a final report (Final Report, NIST Technical Investigation … more

Building Integration with Smart Grid
Last Updated Date: 06/02/2016

New measurement science and industry standards are needed to enable building systems and consumers to interact with a future "smart grid," which … more

Fire Risk Reduction in Buildings Program
Last Updated Date: 06/02/2016

To develop and apply advances in fire and structure-fire measurement capabilities and behavior predictive computational tools, standardized fire … more

Community Resilience Program
Last Updated Date: 05/20/2016

In response to recent large-scale disasters such as Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Sandy, the concept of community resilience has emerged as a … more

Development of Guidance for Community-Wide Public Alerts in Emergencies Project
Last Updated Date: 05/20/2016

Currently, no federal, state, or local guidance or requirements exist that standardize community-wide emergency communication systems, which has … more

Development of a First-Generation Community-Resilience Model Project
Last Updated Date: 05/20/2016

This research project will develop systems-based models to analyze the performance and recovery of integrated physical infrastructure systems, … more

Development of a Community Resilience Planning Guide, Implementation Guidelines, and Pilot Implementation Project
Last Updated Date: 05/20/2016

The concept of disaster resilience is relatively new. It is a complex, multi-dimensional problem that relies on the intersection of social … more

Development of a First-Generation Community Resilience Assessment Methodology Project
Last Updated Date: 05/20/2016

The concept of community resilience is a complex, multi-dimensional problem that relies on engineering, earth sciences, social sciences (including … more

Developing Cost-Effective Resource Allocation Strategies to Reduce the Economic Burden of Disasters Project
Last Updated Date: 05/20/2016

To develop a first-generation decision support tool to facilitate cost-effective resource allocations that minimize the total economic burden of … more

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