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31. 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 ...

32. Economic Aspects of Fire Safety in Health Care Facilities: Guidelines for Cost-Effective Retrofits. Final Report.
Series: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR)
Published: 11/1/1979
Authors: Robert E Chapman, P T Chen, W G Hall

33. Economic Value of Combined Best Practice Use
Published: 7/1/2005
Authors: S H Lee, Stephen R Thomas, C L Macken, Robert E Chapman, R L Tucker, I H Kim
Abstract: This paper measures the value of best practices based on data taken from the Construction Industry Institute Benchmarking and Metrics database. A three-step process provides the basis for measuring the potential benefits of increased best practice u ...

34. 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 ...

35. How Interoperability Saves Money
Published: 2/1/2001
Author: Robert E Chapman
Abstract: The pressures of competing in the global marketplace are forcing building control companies, equipment and systems manufacturers, energy providers, utiliites, and design engineers to improve performance and reduce costs. One means of meeting this tw ...

36. Impacts of Design/Information Technology on Project Outcomes
Published: 7/1/2004
Authors: Stephen R Thomas, S H Lee, J D Spencer, R L Tucker, Robert E Chapman
Abstract: This paper describes a collaborative effort by industry, government, and academia to evaluate the use of design/information technology (D/IT) and to relate the degree of use to project performance. A detailed statistical analysis of 297 projects in ...

37. 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 ...

38. Inadequate Interoperability: A Closer Look at the Costs
Published: 9/1/2005
Author: Robert E Chapman
Abstract: The 2004 NIST interoperability cost study estimated an annual cost burden of $15.8 billion due to inadequate interoperability in the capital facilities segment of the U.S. construction industry. The $15.8 billion estimate is the sum of individual an ...

39. Interaction Effects of Information Technologies and Best Practices on Construction Project Performance
Published: 4/1/2013
Authors: Youngcheol Kang, William O'Brien, Jiukun Dai, Stephen Mulva, Stephen Thomas, Robert E Chapman, David T Butry
Abstract: This paper assesses the impact of information technology use and Construction Industry Institute defined Best Practices on construction project performance. Using data from 133 projects collected in 2008 and 2009, correlations between Best Practice- ...

40. Life-Cycle Cost Analysis Tool for Chem/Bio Protection of Buildings: Software Primer
Published: 3/1/2006
Authors: Robert E Chapman, Priya D Lavappa, Amy S. Rushing
Abstract: Economic tools are needed to help the owners and managers of commercial and institutional buildings to select cost-effective combinations of protection strategies against the release of chemical and biological agents. Economic tools include evaluati ...

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