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31. Proceedings of the 2009 Workshop on Innovative Fire Protection
Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Report Number: 1662
Published: 2/17/2010
Authors: Anthony P Hamins, Francine K. Amon, Jason D Averill, Nelson P Bryner, David T Butry, Rick D Davis, Richard George Gann, Jeffrey W Gilman, Samuel L Manzello, Randall Joseph McDermott, William E. Mell, Nathan D Marsh
Abstract: The Innovative Fire Protection Workshop was held at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on June 4 and 5, 2009. The 70 participants represented a broad range of stakeholder perspectives, including various non-profit, academic, i ...

32. Wildfire Prevention Efficacy: Marginal and Non-marginal Benefit-Cost Ratios
Published: 2/1/2010
Authors: Jeffrey P. Prestemon, David T Butry, Karen L. Abt, Rhonda Sutphen
Abstract: Fire prevention education efforts involve a variety of methods intended to reduce the number of accidentally ignited wildfires, including public service announcements, distributing brochures and making presentations. A Poisson model of Florida fire i ...

33. Benefits and Costs of Research: A Case Study of Improved Service Life Prediction
Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Report Number: 1650
Published: 10/15/2009
Authors: Robert E Chapman, David T Butry, Allison L. Huang, Douglas S Thomas
Abstract: This report focuses on a critical analysis of the economic impacts of research conducted by BFRL s Service Life Prediction (SLP) Program for High-Performance Polymeric Construction Materials. The SLP Program is an interdisciplinary research effort w ...

34. Metrics and Tools for Measuring Construction Productivity: Technical and Empirical Considerations
Series: Special Publication (NIST SP)
Report Number: 1101
Published: 9/30/2009
Authors: Allison L. Huang, Robert E Chapman, David T Butry
Abstract: Although the construction industry is a major component of the U.S. economy, it has experienced a perceived prolonged period of decline in productivity. Due to the critical lack of measurement methods, however, the magnitude of the productivity pr ...

35. Properly placed shade trees reduce summertime electricity bills in Sacramento, California
Published: 6/1/2009
Authors: Geoffrey Donovan, David T Butry

36. The value of shade: Estimating the effect of urban trees on summertime electricity use
Published: 6/1/2009
Authors: Geoffrey Donovan, David T Butry
Abstract: We estimated the effect of shade trees on the summertime electricity use of 640 single-family homes in Sacramento, California. Results show that trees on the west and south sides of a house reduce summertime electricity use, whereas trees on the nort ...

37. Economic Analysis of Egress and Life Safety Costs
Series: OTHER
Published: 4/27/2009
Authors: Robert E Chapman, Allison L. Huang, David T Butry
Abstract: In 2007, the latest year for which construction data are available, the value of construction put in place was $1.1 trillion. Statistics on the total cost of fire in the U.S. are published by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Of part ...

38. Economic Performance of Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems
Published: 3/1/2009
Author: David T Butry

39. Market-Based Approaches to Tree Valuation
Published: 8/1/2008
Authors: Geoffrey Donovan, David T Butry

40. Protect Thy Neighbor: Investigating the Spatial Externalities of Wildfire Hazard Mitigation
Published: 8/1/2008
Authors: David T Butry, Geoffrey Donovan
Abstract: Climate change, increased wildland fuels, and residential development patterns in fire-prone areas have combined to make wildfire-risk mitigation an important public policy issue. One approach to wildfire-risk mitigation is to encourage homeowners to ...

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