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Robust Structural Systems for Disproportionate Collapse Mitigation
Last Updated Date: 06/01/2015

A structural system is robust if it can withstand local failures (e.g., loss of a column or other load-bearing element) without widespread … more

Structural Performance for Multi-hazards Program
Last Updated Date: 06/01/2015

The objective of the Structural Performance under Multi-hazards program is to develop and deploy advances in measurement science to enhance the … more

Wind Engineering and Coastal Inundation Project
Last Updated Date: 06/01/2015

The project develops the 21st century procedures needed for achieving designs that are safe, sustainable, and economical under extreme winds and … more

National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program
Last Updated Date: 06/01/2015

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

Implementation of Joplin Tornado Recommendations Project
Last Updated Date: 06/01/2015

On March 26, 2014, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) completed its National Construction Safety Team (NCST) Act technical … 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

Performance-Based Seismic Engineering (PBSE) for New Buildings Project
Last Updated Date: 06/20/2014

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

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

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

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