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Infrastructure

Overview

NIST supports the safety, interoperability, and resilience of the Nation’s core infrastructure, including power, transportation, water, and telecommunications.

NIST develops new measurement techniques and disseminates reference materials and data that support assessment of and innovation in performance and resilience of the built environment. NIST’s support for code and standards development helps ensure quality and safety in buildings and roads, and promotes interoperability in infrastructure systems. NIST also works with stakeholders throughout the infrastructure sector to help accelerate the deployment of new technologies, including assessments that can aid the prioritization of repairs or rebuilding.

The Research

Projects & Programs

Polymer Composites

Ongoing
The objective of this project is the develop of tools to measure the fundamental structure-processing and structure -property relations associated with

Pipeline Safety

Ongoing
Our goal is to provide standard test methods and critical data to the pipeline industry to improve safety and reliability. Of particular interest is the testing

Additional Resources Links

News

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Resilient Cedar Rapids: Rebuilding Better Pays Off

Many cities in the United States have experienced or will experience devastating losses caused by a natural disaster. In the aftermath of a disaster, the question communities grapple with is how to invest in recovery. Understandably, the focus tends to be on building back as quickly as possible. But it may actually make more economic sense to rebuild better than before. In June 2008, the
Yalda Saadat poses sitting at a table at home, next to an open laptop and a vase of roses.

Spotlight: Yalda Sadaat Delves Into the Backbone of Urban Life, Infrastructure

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Once Her Struggle, Now Her Strength: Camila Young Evaluates Shelters in the Wake of Hurricane Maria

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CHIPS for America Seeks Public Input on Financial Incentives, New Institutes for Semiconductor Manufacturing

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