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Programs and Projects
Wind Engineering and Coastal Inundation Project

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

The Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) is defined as the location where structures and communities meet or intermingle with undeveloped wildland. In … 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 (WUI) fires, which has destroyed an average of 3000 structures … 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

Robust Structural Systems for Disproportionate Collapse Mitigation

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

Instruments
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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