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21. Enticing arsonists with broken windows and social disorder
Published: 1/6/2011
Authors: Douglas S Thomas, David T Butry, Jeffrey P. Prestemon
Abstract: Arson rates vary widely across the U.S., and much of this variation can be traced to fuel and weather factors related to ignition success and socioeconomic factors shown to influence crime rates. In criminology, it is well understood that indicators ...

22. Urban trees and the risk of poor birth outcomes
Published: 1/1/2011
Authors: Geoffrey Donovan, Yvonne Michael, David T Butry, Amy Sullivan, John Chase
Abstract: This paper investigated whether greater tree-canopy cover is associated with reduced risk of poor birth outcomes in Portland, Oregon. Residential addresses were geocoded and linked to classified-aerial imagery to calculate percentage tree canopy in 5 ...

23. Economics of Egress Alternatives and Life-Safety Costs
Series: Special Publication (NIST SP)
Report Number: 1109
Published: 9/30/2010
Authors: Robert E Chapman, David T Butry, Allison L. Huang, Douglas S Thomas
Abstract: Fire protection measures are needed to maintain the safety and integrity of the Nation s building stock and to limit loss of life and property when building fires do occur. Statistics published by the National Fire Protection Association demonstrate ...

24. Sprinkler Use Decisioning
Published: 9/30/2010
Authors: Priya D Lavappa, David T Butry

25. The effect of shade trees on summertime electricity use in Sacramento, California
Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Report Number: 1671
Published: 9/1/2010
Authors: Geoffrey Donovan, David T Butry, Joshua D Kneifel
Abstract: Although previous studies have shown that shade trees can reduce summertime electricity use, none have compared these reductions to other common energy-conservation measures. We demonstrate that a 30-year old tree planted on the west side of a house ...

26. Economic optimization of wildfire intervention activities
Published: 8/1/2010
Authors: David T Butry, Jeffrey P. Prestemon, Karen L. Abt, Rhonda Sutphen
Abstract: We describe how two important tools of wildfire management, wildfire prevention education and prescribed fire for fuels management, can be coordinated to minimize the combination of management costs and expected societal losses resulting from wildlan ...

Published: 7/20/2010
Authors: Robert E Chapman, Jeffrey T Fong, David T Butry, Douglas S Thomas, James J Filliben, Nathanael A Heckert
Abstract: This paper is built around ASTM E 2506, Standard Guide for Developing a Cost-Effective Risk Mitigation Plan for New and Existing Constructed Facilities. E 2506 establishes a three-step protocol--perform risk assessment, specify combinations of risk ...

28. Optimal timing of wildfire prevention education
Published: 6/23/2010
Authors: David T Butry, Jeffrey P. Prestemon, Karen L. Abt
Abstract: Public outreach and wildfire education activities have been shown to limit the number of unintentional human-caused ignitions (i.e., accidental wildfires). Such activities include the airing of public service announcements, visiting with homeowner ...

29. Measuring and improving U.S. construction productivity
Published: 5/10/2010
Authors: Robert E Chapman, David T Butry, Allison L. Huang
Abstract: Although the construction industry is a major component of the U.S. economy, it has experienced a prolonged period of decline in productivity. Due to the critical lack of measurement methods, however, the magnitude of the productivity problem in the ...

30. The wildland-urban interface fire problem - Current approaches and Research Needs
Published: 3/1/2010
Authors: William E. Mell, Samuel L Manzello, Alexander Maranghides, David T Butry, Ronald G. Rehm
Abstract: Wildfires that spread into wildland-urban interface (WUI) communities present significant challenges on a number of fronts. In the United States the WUI accounts for a significant portion of wildland fire suppression and wildland fuel treatment costs ...

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