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11. 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 ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=903603

12. 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 ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=901343

13. Impacts of Information Technologies on Performance: A Cross Study Comparison
Published: 11/3/2008
Authors: Yongcheol Kang, William O'Brien, Stephen R Thomas, Robert E Chapman
Abstract: This paper evaluates the use of Information Technology (IT) and its impact on project and company performance in the construction industry. Using project level data from 139 projects and company level data from 74 companies, the current state of IT u ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=860103

14. Users Manual for Version 4.0 of the Cost-Effectiveness Tool for Capital Asset Protection
Series: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR)
Report Number: 7524
Published: 9/1/2008
Authors: Robert E Chapman, Amy Susan Rushing
Abstract: Economic tools are needed to help the owners and managers of buildings, industrial facilities, and other critical infrastructure to select cost-effective combinations of mitigation strategies that respond to natural and man-made hazards. Economic to ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=861637

15. A Guide to Printed and Electronic Resources for Developing a Cost-Effective Risk Mitigation Plan for New and Existing Constructed Facilities
Series: Special Publication (NIST SP)
Report Number: 1082
Published: 7/31/2008
Authors: Douglas S Thomas, Robert E Chapman
Abstract: Developing a cost-effective risk mitigation plan involves assessing the risks associated with natural and man-made hazards, formulating combinations of mitigation strategies for constructed facilities exposed to those hazards, and using economic tool ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=861560

16. Measuring and Improving the Productivity of the U.S. Construction Industry: Issues, Challenges, and Opportunities
Series: OTHER
Published: 7/17/2008
Authors: Robert E Chapman, David T Butry
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 ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=861533

17. Users Manual for Version 3.0 of the Cost-Effectiveness Tool for Capital Asset Protection
Series: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR)
Report Number: 7455
Published: 9/1/2007
Authors: Robert E Chapman, Amy Susan Rushing
Abstract: Economic tools are needed to help the owners and managers of buildings, industrial facilities, and other critical infrastructure to select cost-effective combinations of mitigation strategies that respond to natural and man-made hazards. Economic to ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=860109

18. Building Retrofits for Increased Protection Against Airborne Chemical and Biological Releases
Series: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR)
Report Number: 7379
Published: 3/1/2007
Authors: Andrew Keith Persily, Robert E Chapman, Steven J Emmerich, William S Dols, Heather Davis, Priya D Lavappa, Amy Susan Rushing
Abstract: Due to concerns about potential airborne chemical and biological (chembio) releases in or near buildings, building owners and managers and other decision makers are considering retrofitting buildings to provide some degree of protection against such ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=861035

19. A Guide to Printed and Electronic Resources for Developing a Cost-Effective Risk Mitigation Plan for New and Existing Constructed Facilities
Series: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR)
Report Number: 7390
Published: 2/28/2007
Authors: Robert E Chapman, Douglas S Thomas
Abstract: Economic tools are needed to help the owners, managers, and designers of constructed facilities to select cost-effective combinations of mitigation strategies that respond to natural and man-made hazards. Economic tools include evaluation methods, s ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=860104

20. Users Manual for Version 2.0 of the Cost-Effectiveness Tool for Capital Asset Protection
Series: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR)
Report Number: 7349
Published: 9/29/2006
Authors: Robert E Chapman, Amy Susan Rushing
Abstract: Economic tools are needed to help the owners and managers of buildings, industrial facilities, and other critical infrastructure to select cost-effective combinations of mitigation strategies that respond to natural and man-made hazards. Economic to ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=860101



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