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11. 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

12. 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

13. A pilot interlaboratory comparison of protocols that simulate aging of nanocomposites and detect released fragments
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 10/1/2014
Authors: Wendel Wohlleben, Deborah L Stanley, Justin M Gorham, Li Piin Sung, Tinh Nguyen
Abstract: The safe use of nanocomposites depends, in part, on a good understanding of the fate of nanofillers throughout the nanocomposite,s lifecycle. Various modifications of ISO weathering protocols have been proposed to assess what is released and at which ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=916125

14. 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

15. 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

16. 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

17. Potential Research Areas in Residential Energy Storage for NIST‰s Engineering Laboratory
Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Report Number: 1844
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 9/25/2014
Authors: Mark A Kedzierski, William V Payne, Harrison M Skye
Abstract: This paper recommends research that is required to develop and, thus, enable cost effective, residential electricity storage systems for renewable energy. As residential electricity generation from renewable sources becomes more prevalent, resid ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=917058

18. 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

19. 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

20. 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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