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Mechanical Performance - Extreme Conditions
Last Updated Date: 04/17/2014

This project provides property data, metrology, and standard test methods for materials systems under extreme conditions for areas critical to US … more

Lateral Force-Resisting Structural Elements and Systems Project
Last Updated Date: 02/14/2014

This project supports the refinement by 2015 of key seismic provisions in U.S. model building codes and standards that are used for modeling and … more

Assessment of Design Methods in Existing PBSD Standards Project
Last Updated Date: 02/07/2014

The project involves critical problem-focused studies in Performance Based Seismic Engineering (PBSE) concerning the applicability and accuracy of … more

Performance-Based Seismic Engineering (PBSE) for New Buildings Project
Last Updated Date: 02/07/2014

Structural collapse demand and capacity are not clearly defined or directly simulated in current Performance-Based Seismic Engineering (PBSE) … more

National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) Coordination Project
Last Updated Date: 02/07/2014

NIST is designated by Congress as the Lead Agency for the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP). This NIST project supports … more

Disaster Resilient Systems Program
Last Updated Date: 02/03/2014

The objective of the Disaster Resilient Systems Program is to develop and deploy advances in measurement science to enhance the resilience of … more

TechBrief Guidance for Evaluated Technologies Project
Last Updated Date: 01/31/2014

To develop a TechBrief (a topical, tightly written, and well-illustrated discussion of a practical problem faced by engineering design and … more

Wind Engineering and Multi-Hazard Failure Analysis Project
Last Updated Date: 01/29/2014

Multi-hazard design is a potentially powerful means to achieve structures that meet the requirement of risk consistency with respect to safety … more

National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program
Last Updated Date: 01/29/2014

NIST is designated by Congress as one of four agencies comprising the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program [1] or NWIRP (other agencies are … more

Measures of Building Resilience and Structural Robustness Project
Last Updated Date: 01/29/2014

Disaster resilience of a building or a community is the capability to quickly restore full functionality following an extreme event.  Buildings … more

WUI Building and Fire Codes and Standards Project
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2014

Although over 46 million residential structures in the United States are in areas of risk of wildfires, building and fire codes and standards do … more

WUI Fire Data Collection and Exposure Modeling Project
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2014

The Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) is defined as the location where structures and communities meet or intermingle with undeveloped wildland. In … more

Reduced Ignition of Building Components in Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) Fires Project
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2014

Over 46 million homes in 70,000 communities are at risk of Wildland-Urban Interface fires, which has destroyed an average of 3000 structures … more

Earthquake Risk Reduction in Buildings and Infrastructure Program
Last Updated Date: 01/02/2014

The objective of the Earthquake Risk Reduction in Buildings and Infrastructure Program is to develop and deploy advances in measurement science … more

Safety of Building Occupants Projects
Last Updated Date: 12/16/2013

NIST will develop a model to predict evacuation decision-making during fires through a better understanding and quantification of the risk … more

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