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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

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

Seismic Analysis and Design Procedures in Existing Standards Project
Last Updated Date: 01/09/2013

This project provides proposed refinement of key prescriptive seismic provisions in U.S. model building codes and standards concerning: … more

Fire Risk Reduction in Buildings Program
Last Updated Date: 01/02/2013

The objective of the Fire Risk Reduction in Buildings Program is to develop and deploy advances in measurement science to increase the safety of … more

Seismic Response of Reinforced Concrete Walls Project
Last Updated Date: 01/20/2012

This project includes two critical problem-focused tasks in Performance Based Seismic Engineering (PBSE): (1) the evaluation of reinforced … more

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