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1. 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

2. 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- ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=908020

3. Benefits of Using ASTM Building Economics Standards for the Design, Construction, and Operation of Constructed Facilities
Series: Special Publication (NIST SP)
Report Number: 1098
Published: 5/16/2012
Authors: Robert E Chapman, Muthiah Kasi
Abstract: This report provides an overview of the 26 standards developed within the ASTM Subcommittee on Building Economics, E06.81, along with a description of how these standards are being used to promote more cost-effective decisions for the design, con ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=910461

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. A Risk-Uncertainty Formula Accounting for Uncertainties of Failure Probability and Consequence in a Nuclear Powerplant
Published: 7/20/2010
Authors: Jeffrey T Fong, Stephen R Gosselin, Pedro Vincente Marcal, James J Filliben, Nathanael A Heckert, Robert E Chapman
Abstract: This paper is a continuation of a recent ASME Conference paper entitled "Design of a Python-Based Plug-in for Bench-marking Probabilistic Fracture Mechanics Computer Codes with Failure Event Data" (PVP2009-77974). In that paper, which was co-authore ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=905670

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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



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