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41. 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

42. Measuring and improving U.S. construction productivity
Published: 5/10/2010
Authors: Robert E Chapman, David T Butry, Allison L. Huang
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=904100

43. 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

44. Programmer's Manual for the Fire Safety Evaluation System Cost Minimizer Computer Program.
Series: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR)
Published: 7/1/1983
Authors: Robert E Chapman, W G Hall
Abstract: The Fire Safety Evaluation System Cost Minimizer (FSESCM) computer program integrates engineering and economic considerations with a linear programming algorithm which permits the least-cost means of upgrading health care facilities to compliance wit ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=103687

45. Proposed UNIFORMAT II Classification of Bridge Elements
Series: Special Publication (NIST SP)
Report Number: 1122
Published: 6/10/2011
Authors: Muthiah Kasi, Robert E Chapman
Abstract: This report presents a proposed UNIFORMAT II classification of bridge elements. Elemental classifications differ from traditional product-related classifications because their core concept is an element that performs a given function, regardless of t ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=908293

46. Public-Private Partnerships Pay Big Dividends: A Case Study of Cybernetic Building Systems
Published: Date unknown
Author: Robert E Chapman
Abstract: This paper presents a critical analysis of the economic impacts of past, ongoing, and planned collaborative research for developing and deploying cybernetic building systems (CBSs) in office buildings. NIST is participating in a public-private partn ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=860054

47. Software for Optimizing Protection of Constructed Facilities
Published: 6/1/2004
Authors: Amy Susan Rushing, C J Leng, Robert E Chapman, Harold E. Marshall
Abstract: Owners and managers of constructed facilities need help in optimizing protection against low-probability, extreme events, such as natural hazards and terrorist acts. Economic theory helps decision makers choose among engineering alternatives, manage ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=860086

48. USA - Characteristics, Impacts, and Future Directions
Published: 6/11/2014
Authors: Sarah Slaughter, Douglas S Thomas, Robert E Chapman
Abstract: Investments in the built environment provide the basis for civil society and commerce, and construction is an engine of growth for the U.S. economy, equaling approximately 3 % to 5 % of GDP. Current U.S. annual expenditures for construction-related ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=913123

49. User's Manual for the Fire Safety Evaluation System Cost Minimizer Computer Program.
Series: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR)
Published: 12/1/1983
Authors: Robert E Chapman, W G Hall
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=102384

50. 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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