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1. Exploiting autoregressive properties to develop prospective urban arson forecasts by target
Jeffrey P. Prestemon, David T Butry, Douglas S Thomas
Municipal fire departments responded to approximately 53 000 intentionally-set fires annually from 2003 to 2007, according to
NFPA figures. A disproportionate amount of these fires occur in spatio-temporal clusters, making them predictable and, per ...
2. Interaction Effects of Information Technologies and Best Practices on Construction Project Performance
Youngcheol Kang, William O'Brien, Jiukun Dai, Stephen Mulva, Stephen Thomas, Robert E Chapman, David T Butry
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- ...
3. Social Disorder, Accidents, and Municipal Wildfires
Douglas S Thomas, David T Butry, Jeffrey P. Prestemon
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 ...
4. Evaluating Potential Bias in Non-Randomly Reported Fire Incident Data
Technical Note (NIST TN)
David T Butry, Douglas S Thomas
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 ...
5. Comparing the Performance of Residential Fire Sprinklers with Other Life Safety Technologies
David T Butry
Residential fire sprinklers have long proven themselves as life safety technologies to the fire service community. Only until recently have they shown to be cost-effective for homeowners, as installation costs have fallen and performance increased. ...
6. Strategic Roadmap for Fire Risk Reduction in Buildings and Communities
Special Publication (NIST SP)
Anthony P Hamins, Jason D Averill, Richard George Gann, Nelson P Bryner, Rick D Davis, David T Butry, Alexander Maranghides, Jiann C Yang, Daniel Madrzykowski, Matthew F Bundy, Samuel L Manzello, Jeffrey W Gilman, Francine K. Amon, William E. Mell
The burden of fire on the U.S. economy continues to be large, comprising approximately $280 billion
annually, or 2 percent of GDP. Over the last 30 years, civilian fire deaths and injuries have
decreased due to the efforts of many people and org ...
7. A Life-Cycle Cost Comparison of Exit Stairs and Occupant Evacuation Elevators in Tall Buildings
David T Butry, Robert E Chapman, Allison L. Huang, Douglas S Thomas
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 ...
8. Comment on "Green Space, health inequality, and pregnancy"
Geoffrey Donovan, Yvonne Michael, David T Butry, Amy Sullivan, John Chase
9. Wildland Fires within Municipal Jurisdictions
Douglas S Thomas, David T Butry
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 ...
10. Determining the Optimal Spatial Location of Shade Trees for Energy Savings: A Case Study Approach
Technical Note (NIST TN)
Joshua D Kneifel, David T Butry