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Programs and Projects
Mechanical Performance - Extreme Conditions

This project provides property data, metrology, and standard test methods for materials systems under extreme conditions for areas critical to US … more

Disaster Resilient Systems Program

The objective of the Disaster Resilient Systems Program is to develop and deploy advances in measurement science to enhance the resilience of … more

WUI Building and Fire Codes and Standards Project

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

WUI Fire Data Collection and Exposure Modeling Project

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

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

Measures of Building Resilience and Structural Robustness Project

Disaster resilience of a building or a community is the capability to quickly restore full functionality following an extreme event.  Buildings … more

Instruments
Large-Scale Structures Testing Facility

The large-scale structures testing facility consists of a universal testing machine (UTM), and a 13.7m-high reaction buttress equipped with a … more

Large Fire Research Facility

As the federal government's principal fire research laboratory, EL maintains some of the country's best and most extensive fire testing … more

Tri-Directional Test Facility

The tri-directional test facility is a computer-controlled apparatus capable of applying cyclic loads simultaneously in three directions. It is … more

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