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Rooftop PV Data for Better Energy Prediction Models
Release Date: 06/22/2006

  NIST’s new Roof Photovoltaic Test Facility duplicates real-life conditions to monitor photovoltaic (PV) systems blended into concrete tile, … more

NIST Reports Stricter Adherence to Standards and Codes, Recognition of Storm Surge as Keys to Minimizing Structural Damage from Hurricanes
Release Date: 06/09/2006

Performance of Physical Structures in Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita: A Reconnaissance Report (NIST Technical Note 1476) (7 mb .pdf file, … more

NIST Software Makes Fire Gear Choice Easier
Release Date: 06/08/2006

Firefighters know that protective "turnout gear" (pants and coats) can save their lives. Yet because there are several different attributes of … more

Progressive-Disportionate Collapse Provisions
Release Date: 04/14/2006

The United Kingdom has a progressive collapse standard Standards to avoid progressive collapse Large panel Construction since 1968. The standard … more

Site Tracks Implementation of Trade Center Suggestions
Release Date: 02/16/2006

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has implemented a Web-based system ( … more

Fire Panel Changes Offer Real-Time Fire Status Data
Release Date: 02/02/2006

Fire panels, or “annunciators,” are electronic devices that display data on building conditions in one easily accessible location. When used by … more

Draft SOW for Structural Analysis of WTC 7
Release Date: 01/04/2006

NIST is interested in receiving technical comments about the scope of work and technical approach for The draft statement of work for structural … more

Updated Fire Modeling Software Released
Release Date: 11/03/2005

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released in September an updated version of a popular computer program that fire … more

WTC Report Urges Action for Safer Tall Buildings
Release Date: 11/03/2005

Testifying before a hearing of the House Science Committee on Oct. 26, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Director William … more

NIST Urges Implementation of Recommendations from World Trade Center Investigation Final Towers Report Released Today at Congressional Hearing
Release Date: 10/26/2005

WASHINGTON, D.C.— William Jeffrey, director of the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), today called … more

NIST Coordinates Study of Hurricane Structure Damage
Release Date: 10/20/2005

On Oct. 13, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced that it has deployed the first of three teams of technical experts … more

Commerce’s NIST Coordinates Study of Structural Damage from Gulf Hurricanes
Release Date: 10/13/2005

GAITHERSBURG, Md.—The Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced today that it has deployed the first … more

Simulations Predict Savings From More Airtight Buildings
Release Date: 10/07/2005

U.S. commercial building owners could save substantially on annual heating and cooling energy costs by improving airtightness of their buildings' … more

Final Nightclub Fire Report Urges Code Compliance
Release Date: 06/30/2005

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) fire investigators have urged all state and local governments to adopt and aggressively … more

Final NIST Rhode Island Nightclub Fire Report Urges Strict Adherence to and Strengthening of Current Model Safety Codes
Release Date: 06/29/2005

Full list of recommendations Complete Report: Volume 1 (.pdf; requires Acrobat Reader ) Appendices: Volume 2 (.pdf; requires Acrobat Reader ) … more


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