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North Texas Wildfires Spark Historic Federal-State Collaborative Study
Release Date: 08/02/2011

Two wildland-urban interface (WUI) fires* earlier this year outside of Amarillo, Texas, destroyed 70 homes, burned more than 25,000 acres of land, … more

NIST to Conduct Technical Study on Impacts of Joplin, Mo., Tornado
Release Date: 07/25/2011

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today* said that it will conduct a full technical study on the impacts of the May 22, … more

NIST researchers collected data following Joplin, Missouri, tornado
Release Date: 06/06/2011

A massive tornado, rated category EF5 (the most powerful on the Enhanced Fujita scale), hit Joplin, Mo., on May 22, 2011. According to the U.S. … more

New Study Maps Out Steps to Strengthen U.S. Resilience to Earthquakes
Release Date: 03/30/2011

A new National Research Council (NRC) report presents a 20-year road map that outlines steps for increasing U.S. resilience to earthquakes, … more

NIST Releases Final Report on Charleston Sofa Store Fire
Release Date: 03/15/2011

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released its final report on its study of the June 18, 2007, fire at the Sofa Super … more

NIST Seeks Experts to Provide Guidance on Disaster and Failure Studies
Release Date: 02/02/2011

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is seeking nominations of individuals for appointment to the National Construction … more

NIST Seeks Comments on Study of Charleston Furniture Store Fire
Release Date: 11/09/2010

Major factors contributing to a rapid spread of fire at the Sofa Super Store in Charleston, S.C., on June 18, 2007, included large open spaces … more

Opening Statement—News Media Briefing Technical Study of the Sofa Super Store Fire
Release Date: 10/28/2010

Nelson Bryner, Study Team Leader and Deputy Division Chief, Fire Research Division National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST News … more

NIST Study on Charleston Furniture Store Fire Calls for National Safety Improvements
Release Date: 10/28/2010

Volume I: NIST Technical Study of the Sofa Super Store Fire - South Carolina, June 18, 2007 Volume II: NIST Technical Study of the Sofa Super … more

NIST WTC Recommendations Are Basis for New Set of Revised Codes
Release Date: 06/09/2010

Faster and more efficient emergency evacuations from buildings—especially tall structures—and better communications between first responders … more

NIST Releases Final Report on Cowboys Facility Collapse
Release Date: 01/26/2010

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released its final report on the May 2, 2009, collapse during a severe thunderstorm … more

Draft NIST Report on Cowboys Facility Collapse Released for Comment
Release Date: 10/06/2009

GAITHERSBURG, Md.—A fabric-covered, steel frame practice facility owned by the National Football League’s Dallas Cowboys collapsed under wind … more

NIST Releases Draft Report on Cowboys Facility Collapse
Release Date: 10/06/2009

A fabric-covered, steel frame practice facility owned by the National Football League’s Dallas Cowboys collapsed under wind loads significantly … more

Convoy Returns World Trade Center Steel to New York City
Release Date: 10/06/2009

A fter seven years on the Gaithersburg, Md., campus of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), more than 200 pieces of … more

NYPD Report on Protecting Buildings Adopts NIST WTC Recommendations
Release Date: 07/14/2009

A recently released New York City Police Department (NYPD) report designed "to aid the New York City building community by providing information … more

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