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1. 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

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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

8. ,It just hit right then, and everything started flyingŠ: Lessons learned from the May 22, 2011 Joplin, MO tornado
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 9/1/2014
Authors: Erica D Kuligowski, Frank Lombardo, Long Thanh Phan, David P. Jorgensen
Abstract: N/A
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=916380

9. Effect of Ozonation on Fungal Resistance of Bamboo and Oak
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 8/15/2014
Authors: Chi Hoang, Tinh Nguyen, Deborah L Stanley, Andrew Keith Persily, Richard Cosi
Abstract: Wood is gaining increased interest as a renewable building material. However, color changes, chemical and microbiological degradation can occur when lignocellulosic materials are exposed to environmental stressors such as ozone and elevated humidity. ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=911901

10. Infiltration in energy modeling: a simple equation made better
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 8/8/2014
Authors: Lisa C Ng, Andrew Keith Persily, Steven J Emmerich
Abstract: As building envelope performance and HVAC equipment efficiencies continue to be improved to reduce building energy use, a greater percentage of the total energy loss of a building can occur through envelope leakage. Although the energy impacts of uni ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=916076



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