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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

Blast Resistance Standards For Trash Receptacles
Release Date: 06/23/2010

With summer travel season hard upon us, specialists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have helped create two new … 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 Engineer Serving on Chilean Quake Research Team
Release Date: 03/16/2010

Jeffrey Dragovich, a research structural engineer at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), has been deployed to Chile as a … more

Showcase - Bio-imaging Technologies (9/2009)
Release Date: 10/06/2009

A TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AND FEDERAL MARKETPLACE EVENT TEDCO, NIST and NIH Present Bio-imaging Technologies For Commercial Adoption On Tuesday, … more

Two Named to Earthquake Advisory Board
Release Date: 09/22/2009

Two distinguished earthquake experts have been named to serve on the Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction (ACEHR) of the National … more

NIST Deploys Experts to Assist in California Fires
Release Date: 09/03/2009

Ongoing Effort Aims to Aid Understanding, Mitigation of Wildfires in Urban Areas The Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and … more

Shake, Rattle, No Roll: Construction Guide for Earthquake-Resistant Buildings
Release Date: 07/28/2009

A guide* for designing buildings using steel moment frames to resist earthquakes has been published by the National Institute of Standards and … more

Final Strategic Plan for Earthquake Hazard Studies Published
Release Date: 11/25/2008

The National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) has just published a new strategic plan to guide the activities of the four federal … more

New NIST Publication Series Addresses Design of Earthquake-Resistant Structures
Release Date: 09/03/2008

Where can you find some of the latest insights in designing earthquake-resistant buildings joined together with current information on building … more

Three Experts Named to Earthquake Advisory Board
Release Date: 08/06/2008

Three new experts have been tapped to serve on the Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction (ACEHR) of the National Earthquake Hazards … more

Comments Requested on Draft Earthquake Hazards Plan
Release Date: 04/15/2008

Earthquakes cannot be prevented, but their impacts on life, property and the economy can and should be managed. That’s the challenge that Congress … more

Fifteen Named to Earthquake Hazards Reduction Advisory Committee
Release Date: 02/28/2007

William Jeffrey, director of the Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), has named 15 distinguished … 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

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