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WUI Fire Data Collection and Exposure Modeling Project
Last Updated Date: 01/29/2016

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: 01/19/2016

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

Improving WUI Community Fire Protection- Fire Resistant Building Design and Materials Project
Last Updated Date: 01/08/2016

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: 01/08/2016

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

Fire Risk Reduction in Communities Program
Last Updated Date: 01/08/2016

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

Robust Structural Systems for Disproportionate Collapse Mitigation
Last Updated Date: 01/08/2016

In the context of codes and standards for structural design, the term robustness has been used to indicate the ability of a structural system to … more

National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program
Last Updated Date: 01/08/2016

This project provides leadership of windstorm and coastal inundation impact reduction R&D activities within the Engineering Laboratory. NIST … more

Implementation of Joplin Tornado Recommendations Project
Last Updated Date: 01/08/2016

In March, 2014, NIST completed its investigation of the 2011 Joplin tornado and issued a final report (Final Report, NIST Technical Investigation … more

Structural Performance for Multi-hazards Program
Last Updated Date: 01/07/2016

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

Nanomagnetic Imaging
Last Updated Date: 02/25/2015

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

Novel Sources for Focused-ion Beams
Last Updated Date: 02/23/2015

Focused beams of ions have a wide range of uses, from nanoscale imaging to the fabrication of nanomaterials. In the CNST, researchers are … more

Assessment of Design Methods in Existing PBSD Standards Project
Last Updated Date: 07/01/2014

The project continues the assessment of the applicability and accuracy of adopting first-generation Performance Based Seismic Engineering (PBSE) … more

Lateral Force-Resisting Structural Elements and Systems Project
Last Updated Date: 07/01/2014

This project provides experimentally validated structural behavior models for refining key seismic design provisions in U.S. model building codes … more

TechBrief Guidance for Evaluated Technologies Project
Last Updated Date: 06/20/2014

The NIST TechBrief report series consists of individual report volumes - topical, tightly written, and well-illustrated discussions that address … more

National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) Coordination Project
Last Updated Date: 06/20/2014

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

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