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11. The Effects of Wildfire Prevention Activities
Published: 8/1/2013
Authors: Douglas S Thomas, David T Butry, Jeffrey P. Prestemon
Abstract: Eighty percent of wildfires are human caused, so it is important for decision makers and land managers to consider the role of prevention activities that minimize the costs and losses of human-caused wildfires. There have been significant efforts aim ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=913931

12. The Current State and Recent Trends of the U.S. Manufacturing Industry
Series: Special Publication (NIST SP)
Report Number: 1142
Published: 12/21/2012
Author: Douglas S Thomas
Abstract: This report brings together multiple sources of aggregate manufacturing industry data and industry subsector data to develop a quantitative depiction of the U.S. manufacturing industry. It compares the U.S. manufacturing industry to its internati ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=912933

13. Social Disorder, Accidents, and Municipal Wildfires
Published: 12/1/2012
Authors: Douglas S Thomas, David T Butry, Jeffrey P. Prestemon
Abstract: Societal safeguards, established by those who have shared perceptions in the importance of safety and taking preventative measures, reduce the incidence of accidents that harm people and damage property. These safeguards prevent or discourage communi ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=911382

14. Evaluating Potential Bias in Non-Randomly Reported Fire Incident Data
Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Report Number: 1770
Published: 9/26/2012
Authors: David T Butry, Douglas S Thomas
Abstract: This analysis is a part of an effort to develop statistics and uncertainty measures for characterizing, tracking, and better understanding the root causes of the total burden of fire in the United States. They will be used to develop performance me ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=912210

15. 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

16. 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

17. 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

18. 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

19. 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

20. 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



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