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1. A Life-Cycle Cost Comparison of Exit Stairs and Occupant Evacuation Elevators in Tall Buildings
Published: 4/1/2012
Authors: David T Butry, Robert E Chapman, Allison L. Huang, Douglas S Thomas
Abstract: Recent changes in the International Building Code (IBC) require a third exit stair for buildings in excess of 420 ft (128 m) high. Additionally, the new code provision allows for occupant evacuation elevators (OEE) to be used as an alternative to th ...

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 ...

3. Areas of the U.S. wildland‹urban interface threatened by wildfire during the 2001‹2010 decade
Published: 4/1/2014
Authors: Douglas S Thomas, David T Butry
Abstract: The wildland‹urban interface (WUI) is defined in terms of housing density and proximity to wildlands, yet its relevance seems to be only in conjunction with wildland fire threats. The objective of this paper is to (1) identify the WUI areas threatene ...

4. Benefit-Cost Analysis of Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems
Series: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR)
Published: 9/2/2007
Authors: David T Butry, M H. Brown, S Fuller
Abstract: This report documents a benefit-cost analysis performed to measure the expected present value of net benefits resulting from the installation of a multipurpose network fire sprinkler system in a newly-constructed, single-family house. The benefits an ...

5. 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 ...

6. Comment on "Green Space, health inequality, and pregnancy"
Published: 2/1/2012
Authors: Geoffrey Donovan, Yvonne Michael, David T Butry, Amy Sullivan, John Chase

7. Community Resilience Economic Decision Guide for Buildings and Infrastructure Systems
Series: Special Publication (NIST SP)
Report Number: 1197
Published: 12/30/2015
Authors: Stanley W Gilbert, David T Butry, Jennifer F Helgeson, Robert E Chapman
Abstract: This Economic Guide provides a standard economic methodology for evaluating investment decisions aimed to improve the ability of communities to adapt to, withstand, and quickly recover from disasters. The Economic Guide is designed for use in c ...

8. Comparing the Performance of Residential Fire Sprinklers with Other Life Safety Technologies
Published: 9/1/2012
Author: David T Butry
Abstract: Residential fire sprinklers have long proven themselves as life safety technologies to the fire service community. Only until recently have they shown to be cost-effective for homeowners, as installation costs have fallen and performance increased. ...

9. Determining the Optimal Spatial Location of Shade Trees for Energy Savings: A Case Study Approach
Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Report Number: 1719
Published: 11/22/2011
Authors: Joshua D Kneifel, David T Butry

10. 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 ...

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