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Programs and Projects
Ember Exposure Characterization in WUI Fires Project

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

Fire Risk Reduction in Communities Program

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

Fire Risk Reduction in Buildings Program

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

Community Resilience Program

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

National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) Coordination Project

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

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

Smart Manufacturing Systems (SMS) Test Bed

The Smart Manufacturing Systems (SMS) Test Bed is comprised of three major components: Computer-Aided Technologies (CAx) Lab Manufacturing Lab … more

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Wildland-Urban Interface Fires

wildland-urban interface (WUI) fires. NIST with US Forest Service (USFS) have invested in the development of instrument packages and measurement … more

Standard Firebrand Generator

This apparatus, developed at EL, has been constructed to generate a controlled and repeatable size and mass distribution of glowing firebrands. … more

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