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NIST Taps Nine Experts to Help Craft Disaster Resilience Framework for Communities
Release Date: 10/21/2014

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has engaged nine experts in fields ranging from transportation and water infrastructure … more

NIST’s 3rd Disaster Resilience Workshop Set for Oct. 27-28, in Norman, Okla.
Release Date: 10/07/2014

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)will hold the third in a series of regional workshops devoted to developing a … more

Readying Your Community to Deal with Disaster
Release Date: 07/29/2014

This week, experts are meeting at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Hoboken to discuss how communities can prepare themselves to minimize … more

NIST Announces Competition for Community Resilience Center of Excellence
Release Date: 07/09/2014

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced a competition to create a Community Resilience Center of Excellence … more

New York Area Disaster Resilience Workshop Set for July 30, 2014
Release Date: 07/01/2014

The second in a series of regional workshops devoted to developing a community-centric "disaster resilience framework" to minimize the impacts of … more

NIST to Establish New Centers of Excellence for Work in Forensics, Disaster Resilience
Release Date: 06/13/2014

Officials at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have announced plans to establish two new research Centers of Excellence to … more

NIST Issues Final Joplin Tornado Report, Begins Effort to Improve Standards and Codes
Release Date: 03/28/2014

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released the final report on its technical investigation into the impacts of the May … more

New Roadmap Outlines Research Path to Reduce Storm Impacts
Release Date: 03/26/2014

A new measurement science research and development (R&D) roadmap,* prepared for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) over … more

NIST's April 7 Workshop Launches Effort to Improve Disaster Resilience of Communities
Release Date: 03/11/2014

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, Md., will host the first of six workshops devoted to developing a … more

NIST Tornado Reports Urge New Standards for Saving Lives, Property
Release Date: 12/03/2013

Nationally accepted standards for building design and construction, public shelters and emergency communications can significantly reduce deaths … more

NIST to Announce Results of Study of 2011 Joplin, Mo., Tornado Disaster
Release Date: 11/19/2013

Destruction caused by the Joplin, Missouri, tornado that struck on May 22, 2011 causing 161 fatalities and more than 1,000 injuries. The tornado … more

Knowing Exposure Risks Important to Saving Structures from Wildfires
Release Date: 09/03/2013

A recent study of one of California's most devastating wildland fires by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the U.S. … more

Two Experts Named to Earthquake Advisory Board
Release Date: 09/03/2013

Two earthquake authorities from academia and the private sector have been appointed by Patrick Gallagher, Under Secretary of Commerce for … more

Workshop Identifies Research Priorities to Mitigate Fires in the Wildland-Urban Interface
Release Date: 05/28/2013

Over 46 million residential structures in the United States are in areas at risk of wildfires. A new publication* from the National Institute of … more

Terracotta and Cement Roofs Vulnerable in Wildfires, NIST Study Finds
Release Date: 05/14/2013

Although made of fire-resistant materials, terracotta and cement roof tiles are vulnerable to penetration by windblown embers generated in … more

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