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NIST Study Provides Voice for Evacuation Needs of Mobility Impaired
Release Date: 08/26/2016

A fire alarm sounds. An announcement comes over the office public address system: “A fire has been reported in the building. This is not a drill. … more

Fort Collins, Colorado, Making Community Resilience a Reality Using NIST Guide
Release Date: 07/28/2016

Guided in part by strategies and procedures developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for creating effective and … more

NIST Leads Federal Effort to Save Lives and Property from Windstorms
Release Date: 07/12/2016

Congress recently designated the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to be the lead agency for the National Windstorm Impact … more

Colorado County Adopts NIST Community Resilience Guidelines
Release Date: 06/29/2016

The Boulder County Collaborative, a partnership of Boulder County, Colorado, communities formed in response to the catastrophic floods that struck … more

HUD Cites NIST’s Community Resilience Planning Guide Among Aids to State and Local Governments
Release Date: 05/20/2016

As part of its efforts to encourage communities to consider their resilience to natural hazard risks, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban … more

Progress Toward National Resiliency: NIST Marks Joplin Tornado 5th Anniversary
Release Date: 05/19/2016

Disaster struck Joplin, Missouri, on May 22, 2011, when the deadliest and costliest single tornado in U.S. history left a 35-kilometer (22-mile) … more

Chile Quake at Epicenter of Expanding Disaster and Failure Data Repository
Release Date: 04/26/2016

Feb. 27, 2010, is a date that most Chileans will probably never forget. On that day, the sixth strongest earthquake in recorded history—packing a … more

NIST, Partners Set Research Agenda for Protecting Firefighters from Harm
Release Date: 03/23/2016

If there is anything common among the 1.1 million firefighters—both career and volunteer—serving in the United States, it’s that at any moment, … more

Consortium Names NIST’s May Top Lab Director, Honors Indoor Air Quality Researchers
Release Date: 03/17/2016

The Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC) has named Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and National … more

It Just Gets Better: NIST Net-Zero House Quadruples Energy Surplus in Second Year
Release Date: 03/02/2016

Tweaking ventilation and temperature control systems, along with a mild winter, helped the experimental net-zero-energy house at the National … more

NIST Report: Science-Based Data Collection Key to Better Wildland Fire Defense
Release Date: 02/24/2016

A new report by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) describes how researchers analyzed a major 2011 Texas wildland fire … more

Renovating Spaces and Preserving Places with Lasers
Release Date: 02/10/2016

When you want to preserve a place or enhance a space, sometimes the best approach is to take a laser to it. Not a cosmetic surgeon’s scalpel, or a … more

Evaluating Investments in Community Resilience: New Guide Explains How
Release Date: 01/04/2016

Communities weighing choices for capital improvement projects intended to improve their resilience to severe weather, wildfires, earthquakes, or … more

Harris Named to NCST Advisory Committee; NIST Seeks Additional Members
Release Date: 12/08/2015

James R. Harris, president, J.R. Harris and Co. (Denver, Colo.), has been appointed by Willie E. May, under secretary of commerce for standards … more

First Code Improvements Adopted Based on NIST Joplin Tornado Study
Release Date: 12/07/2015

Protecting schools and their associated high-occupancy buildings from the most violent tornadoes is the goal of the first approved building code … more


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