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Proposed Updates to Steel Building Standard Could Enhance Earthquake Resilience

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NIST Names Joannie Chin as Director of Its Engineering Laboratory

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Streamlined NIST Tool Could Help Homeowners, Renters Reduce Airborne Exposure to COVID

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