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21. Modeling Human Behavior during Building Fires
Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Report Number: 1619
Topic: Homeland Security and Disaster Resilience
Published: 12/30/2008
Author: Erica D Kuligowski
Abstract: Evacuation models, including engineering hand calculations and computational tools, are used to evaluate the level of safety provided by buildings during evacuation. Building designs, occupant procedures, and notification technology are based on the ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=861621

22. Building Air Change Rate Estimates for CBR Analysis
Series: OTHER
Topic: Homeland Security and Disaster Resilience
Published: 9/15/2008
Author: Andrew Keith Persily
Abstract: Building air change rates impact energy consumption for space conditioning and indoor contaminant levels in relation to general indoor air quality issues as well as occupant exposure to airborne chemical, biological and radiological (CBR) agents. Wit ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=861623

23. Diesel Adsorption to PVC and Iron During Contaminated Water Flow and Flushing Tests
Series: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR)
Report Number: 7520
Topic: Homeland Security and Disaster Resilience
Published: 9/9/2008
Author: Mark A Kedzierski
Abstract: This paper provides aqueous diesel contamination and decontamination tests of a polyvinyl chloride (PVC) surface and an iron (Fe) surface.  A test apparatus designed for the purpose of studying adsorption of diesel from a flowing dilute diesel/w ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=861494

24. Procedures for the Decontamination of Building Plumbing Systems
Topic: Homeland Security and Disaster Resilience
Published: 4/7/2008
Authors: Stephen J. Treado, Mark A Kedzierski, V. J. Gallardo
Abstract: This paper presents a discussion of methods for decontaminating building plumbing systems and restoring them to safe operation, based on generic contaminant characteristics. More specific recommendations are being developed that link decontamination ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=861587

25. Performance of Physical Structures in Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita: A Reconnaissance Report (NIST TN 1476)
Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Report Number: 1476
Topic: Homeland Security and Disaster Resilience
Published: 6/30/2006
Authors: Stephen A Cauffman, Long Thanh Phan, Fahim Sadek, William P. Fritz, Dat Duthinh, Walter J. Rossiter
Abstract: This is the final report on the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) led-reconnaissance to assess the performance of physical structures during Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita. The report describes the environmental conditions ( ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=908281



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