NIST logo
NIST Home > Building and Fire Research Programs and Projects 
 

Building and Fire Research Programs & Projects

(showing 1 - 15 of 78)
Chemical, Structural, and Kinetic Measurement Technologies for Cementitious Materials Project
Last Updated Date: 02/01/2016

The unceasing quest for more durable, more environmentally friendly, and less expensive construction materials is compelling the concrete industry … more

WUI Fire Data Collection and Exposure Modeling Project
Last Updated Date: 01/29/2016

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

Sustainable, High Performance Infrastructure Materials Program
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2016

To develop and deploy measurement science tools that enable the manufacturing, construction, and transportation industries to reliably assess the … more

Measurement Science to Assure the Performance of Innovative Concretes Project
Last Updated Date: 01/19/2016

The concrete industry has developed strategies for making innovative concrete,  which is defined as a sustainable concrete that uses less … more

Properties of Sustainable Fresh Concrete Project
Last Updated Date: 01/19/2016

The construction industry is becoming increasing reliant on pumping for the placement of concrete; thus, implying that a concrete  must have the … more

Assuring Performance of Infrastructure Repair Materials Project
Last Updated Date: 01/19/2016

In spite of advances in materials and construction technologies, our nation's civil infrastructure remains in a state of serious decay. The 2013 … more

Wind Engineering and Coastal Inundation Project
Last Updated Date: 01/19/2016

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

Measurement Science Tools for Accelerated Weathering of Polymers Project
Last Updated Date: 01/19/2016

There is pressure on U.S. industry to develop innovative solutions to meet increasing customer and regulatory demands for sustainable manfactured … more

NIST Accelerated Weathering Laboratory: Metrology and Operations Project
Last Updated Date: 01/19/2016

Accurate prediction of the time to failure (service life) for polymeric materials is needed to support precise life cycle costs and sustainability … more

Enhanced Effectiveness of Fire Fighting Tactics Project
Last Updated Date: 01/15/2016

Firefighting is hazardous. In 2011, the fire departments in the United States responded to more than 484,500 [1] structure fires. These fires … more

Improving WUI Community Fire Protection- Fire Resistant Building Design and Materials Project
Last Updated Date: 01/08/2016

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

Reduced Ignition of Building Components in Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) Fires Project
Last Updated Date: 01/08/2016

Over 46 million homes in 70,000 communities are at risk of Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) fires, which has destroyed an average of 3000 structures … more

Fire Grants and Cooperative Agreements Project
Last Updated Date: 01/08/2016

Fire Research Grants and Cooperative Agreements support extramural work to reduce the total burden of fire on the U.S. economy, which is estimated … more

Fire Risk Reduction in Communities Program
Last Updated Date: 01/08/2016

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

High Temperature Performance of Fire Fighter Equipment Project
Last Updated Date: 01/08/2016

The performance of fire fighting equipment and gear is critical for the safety and effectiveness of fire fighters. Current equipment standards and … more

Contact
General Information:
301-975-NIST (6478)
inquiries@nist.gov

100 Bureau Drive, Stop 1070
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-1070