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1. Carbon Monoxide Exposure Analyses in Support of Emission Rate Limits for Portable Generators
Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Report Number: 1846
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 10/20/2014
Authors: Andrew Keith Persily, Steven J Emmerich, Brian J Polidoro
Abstract: The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and others are concerned about the hazard of acute residential carbon monoxide (CO) exposures from portable gasoline-powered generators, which can result in death or serious adverse health effects in ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=916494

2. Proceedings of the Measurement Science for Sustainable Construction and Manufacturing Workshop Volume I. Position Papers and Findings
Series: Grant/Contract Reports (NISTGCR)
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 10/20/2014
Authors: Bilal Ayyub, Gerald Galloway, Richard Wright
Abstract: This report documents the effort launched by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to develop, organize, and convene a workshop on sustainability to promote the adoption and use of sustainable construction and manufacturing and gu ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=917458

3. Economic Impact of Improved Service-Life Prediction for Seams in Low-Slope EPDM Roofing
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 10/5/2014
Author: Douglas S Thomas
Abstract: In the early part of the 1970's built-up-roofing dominated the U.S. membrane roofing industry. It was estimated that 10 to 15 percent of these roofs failed, but by the late 1980's new membranes were being rapidly adopted. Among them, EPDM (ethylene-p ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=915725

4. A Proposed Interim Check for Field Testing a Laser Tracker‰s 3-D Length Measurement Capability Using a Calibrated Scale Bar as a Reference Artifact
Series: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR)
Report Number: 8016
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 10/1/2014
Authors: Vincent D Lee, Christopher J Blackburn, Balasubramanian Muralikrishnan, Daniel S Sawyer, Mark Meuret, Aaron Hudlemeyer
Abstract: This paper describes a proposed interim check for field testing a laser tracker‰s 3-D length measurement capability using a calibrated scale bar as a reference artifact. The tests described here are constructed to be sensitive to uncompensated error ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=916126

5. Amplifier and Transistor Noise-Parameter Measurements
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 10/1/2014
Author: James Paul Randa
Abstract: Methods for measuring the noise parameters of amplifiers and on-wafer transistors are reviewed. After some preliminary background information and conventions, noise parameters are defined and the most common measurement strategies are presented, bot ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=915122

6. Structural Design for Fire: A Survey of Building Codes and Standards
Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Report Number: 1842
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 10/1/2014
Author: Dat Duthinh
Abstract: This document is a critical assessment of building codes and standards pertaining to structural design for fire from the United States, Canada, European Union members, Japan, New Zealand and Australia. These countries were selected because of their ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=915428

7. Movement on Stairs During Building Evacuations
Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Report Number: 1839
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 9/25/2014
Authors: Erica D Kuligowski, Richard D Peacock, Paul A Reneke, Emily A. Wiess, Jason D Averill, Robert Charles Hagwood, Enrico Ronchi, Bryan Hoskins, Michael Spearpoint
Abstract: The time that it takes an occupant population to reach safety when descending a stairwell during building evacuations is typically described by measureable engineering variables such as stairwell geometry, speed, density, and pre-evacuation delay ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=914576

8. White Paper on Fire Behavior of Steel Structures
Series: Grant/Contract Reports (NISTGCR)
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 9/18/2014
Authors: Maria Garlock, Jo? Kruppa, Guo-Qiang Li, Li, Bin Zhao
Abstract: This white paper presents the state-of-the-art of large-scale experiments, modeling, and performance-based design efforts in fire behavior of steel structures
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=917270

9. White Paper on Fire Resistance of Concrete Structures
Series: Grant/Contract Reports (NISTGCR)
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 9/18/2014
Authors: Luke Bisby, Hossein Mostafaei, Pierre Pimienta
Abstract: This white paper presents the current, international, state-of-the-art large-scale experimental, modeling, and performance-based design (PBD) efforts related to structural fire resistance of concrete structures. The paper addresses these topics wit ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=917269

10. White Paper on Fire Resistance of Timber Structures
Series: Grant/Contract Reports (NISTGCR)
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 9/18/2014
Authors: Andrew Buchanan, Birgit SP Wood Technology, Sweden ¿tman, Andrea Frangi
Abstract: Fire resistance of timber structures is a very large field. In order to keep this document relatively small, the scope of is limited as follows: , This report attempts to define a Performance-Based framework for the fire safety design of multi-sto ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=917273



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