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Building Materials Programs & Projects

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Sustainable, High Performance Infrastructure Materials Program
Last Updated Date: 02/11/2016

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

Measurement Science for Service Life Prediction of Polymers Used in Photovoltaic Systems Project
Last Updated Date: 02/11/2016

Standards for quantitatively characterizing the performance and predicting the service lives of polymeric components used in photovoltaic (PV) … more

Assuring Performance of Infrastructure Repair Materials Project
Last Updated Date: 02/11/2016

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

Assessment of High-Temperature and Innovative Insulation Thermal Performance Project
Last Updated Date: 02/10/2016

The use of thermal insulation is a primary approach to reducing heating and cooling loads in buildings, which account for 42 % (i) and 24 % (i) of … more

Flammability Metrics for New Low-GWP Refrigerants Project
Last Updated Date: 02/10/2016

Objective - To develop the capability to measure and predict the burning velocity of mixtures of low-GWP refrigerants to allow the ranking of the … more

Chemical, Structural, and Kinetic Measurement Technologies for Cementitious Materials Project
Last Updated Date: 02/10/2016

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

Advanced Sensing Systems for Building Energy Monitoring Project
Last Updated Date: 02/10/2016

Advances in sensing technologies through miniaturization of sensors, wireless communications, and the integration of sensors with microprocessing … more

NIST Accelerated Weathering Laboratory: Metrology and Operations Project
Last Updated Date: 02/10/2016

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

Measurement Science Tools for Accelerated Weathering of Polymers Project
Last Updated Date: 02/10/2016

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

Measurement Science to Assure the Performance of Innovative Concretes Project
Last Updated Date: 02/10/2016

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

Virtual Cement and Concrete Testing Laboratory
Last Updated Date: 06/08/2014

The Virtual Cement and Concrete Testing Laboratory (VCCTL) project develops and integrates state-of-the-art computational materials science tools … more

Physical Infrastructure: Connections
Last Updated Date: 04/17/2014

Using a complementary approach of experimental measurements and detailed finite element analysis, we will develop more realistic yet … more

Surface Damage of Polymer Nanocomposites Project
Last Updated Date: 02/27/2014

Surface damage caused by environmental and/or mechanical stresses can lead to the release of nanofillers incorporated within polymer … more

Service Life Prediction of Filled Polymers Project
Last Updated Date: 02/27/2014

Prior efforts at NIST demonstrated the feasibility of quantitative service life prediction by linking the field and laboratory for an unfilled … more

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