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11. 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 ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=905505

12. Wildland Fires within Municipal Jurisdictions
Published: 1/1/2012
Authors: Douglas S Thomas, David T Butry
Abstract: Each year, wildland fires threaten structures and occupants of the wildland-urban interface (WUI). Currently, wildfire ignition estimates largely exclude ignitions originating within municipal jurisdictions, whose jurisdiction encompasses the majorit ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=904004

13. Tracking the National Fire Problem: The Data behind the Statistics
Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Report Number: 1717
Published: 11/21/2011
Authors: Douglas S Thomas, David T Butry
Abstract: The objective of this report is to support the development of descriptive statistics and associated measures of uncertainty for characterizing, tracking, and better understanding the root causes of the U.S. fire burden by identifying the relevant ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=909678

14. 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 ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=861635

15. 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 ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=904933

16. Methodology for Calculating Construction Industry Supply Chain Statistics
Series: Special Publication (NIST SP)
Report Number: 1116
Published: 9/30/2010
Author: Douglas S Thomas
Abstract: Data from the Economic Census provides detailed statistics on the construction industry; however, the data is only gathered every five years. The Bureau of Labor Statistics provides statistics on the construction industry on an annual basis, but thes ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=906651

17. AN ECONOMICS-BASED INTELLIGENCE (EI) TOOL FOR PRESSURE VESSEL & PIPING (PVP) FAILURE CONSEQUENCE ESTIMATION
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 ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=905671

18. 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 ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=903855

19. 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

20. 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



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