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Prototype Building DesignsDetailed design of the prototype buildings was carried out by S. K. Ghosh and Associates. The design was guided by a panel of experts who reviewed the design and provided valuable comments. The following experts served on the panel: David R. Bonneville (Degenkolb Engineers, San Francisco, CA), Donald O. Dusenberry (Simpson, Gumpertz & Heger, Waltham, MA), Ramon Gilsanz (Gilsanz, Murray, Steficek, LLP, New York, NY), Thomas A. Sabol (Englekirk & Sabol, Los Angeles, CA), and Andrew W. Taylor (KPFF Consulting Engineers, Seattle, WA).
Full-Scale Testing of Steel Beam-Column AssembliesFull-scale testing of the steel beam-column assemblies was carried out in partnership with the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg, MS. ERDC fabricated and erected the test specimens, deployed the instruments, performed the test, and collected the test data. Partial financial support was provided by the American Institute of Steel Construction, the Air Force Research Laboratory, and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency.
Full-Scale Testing of Concrete Beam-Column AssembliesThe Applied Technology Council (ATC) and the Consortium of Universities for Research in Earthquake Engineering (CUREE) Joint Venture provided technical services under a contract to NIST. The Bowen Laboratory of Purdue University, under contract to the ATC/CUREE Joint Venture, fabricated and erected the test specimens, deployed the instruments, performed the test, and collected the test data. Partial financial support was provided by the Department of Homeland Security.