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Buildings & Construction

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NIST develops safety standards for construction and studies ways to better protect buildings from hazards like earthquakes and windstorms.

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NIST Engineer Glenn Bell Elected to the National Academy of Engineering

University, NIST Researchers Create Residential Building Models to Evaluate Fairness of Electricity Tariffs

Live Christmas Trees Affect Indoor Air Chemistry, NIST Researchers Find

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