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Homeland Security and Disaster Resilience Programs & Projects

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Fire Risk Reduction in Buildings Program
Last Updated Date: 06/02/2016

To develop and apply advances in fire and structure-fire measurement capabilities and behavior predictive computational tools, standardized fire … more

Community Resilience Program
Last Updated Date: 05/20/2016

In response to recent large-scale disasters such as Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Sandy, the concept of community resilience has emerged as a … more

Nanomagnetic Imaging
Last Updated Date: 04/06/2016

The microscopic arrangement of the magnetic structure within a thin metal film plays a fundamental role in many technological applications ranging … more

National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) Coordination Project
Last Updated Date: 04/04/2016

This is an annually renewed project that supports NIST's Lead Agency coordination of National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) … more

Earthquake Risk Reduction in Buildings and Infrastructure Program
Last Updated Date: 03/23/2016

The program develops advances in measurement science related to earthquake engineering, including performance-based tools, guidelines, and … more

Validation of ASCE 41 Procedures in PBSE
Last Updated Date: 03/23/2016

Structural engineers are increasingly using Performance-Based Seismic Engineering (PBSE), instead of building code-based prescriptive procedures, … more

Collapse Assessment of Buildings under Seismic Loading Project
Last Updated Date: 03/23/2016

NIST recently completed a multi-year study of three structural steel framing systems to evaluate the correlation between ASCE/SEI 7 … more

NEHRP Extramural Research Project
Last Updated Date: 03/23/2016

Research performed by the EL Earthquake Engineering Group (EEG) consists of a combination of in-house and extramural research. The extramural … more

Stability of Steel Wide-Flange Beam-Columns in Seismic Loading Project
Last Updated Date: 03/23/2016

In recent years, structural engineers have begun using deep, slender wide-flange structural steel shapes as "beam-columns" in multi-story … more

Assessment of Available Collapse Simulation Methods for Use in Performance-Based Seismic Engineering Project
Last Updated Date: 03/23/2016

While it is a key aspect of structural analyses that support current Performance-Based Seismic Engineering (PBSE), "structural collapse" is not … more

Performance-Based Seismic Engineering (PBSE) for New Buildings Project
Last Updated Date: 03/23/2016

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

Fire Risk Reduction in Communities Program
Last Updated Date: 03/18/2016

To develop and deploy advances in measurement science to improve the resilience of communities and structures to unwanted fires through innovative … more

Structural Performance for Multi-hazards Program
Last Updated Date: 03/10/2016

To develop and deploy advances in measurement science to enhance the resilience of buildings and infrastructure to natural and manmade hazards. more

WUI Fire Data Collection and Exposure Modeling Project
Last Updated Date: 03/08/2016

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

Wind Engineering and Coastal Inundation Project
Last Updated Date: 03/04/2016

The project develops next-generation procedures for achieving designs that are safe, sustainable, and economical under extreme winds and coastal … more

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