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2018 Disaster Resilience Symposium


8.8 magnitude earthquake; Concepción, Chile
Damaged office building in Concepción, Chile from the February 27, 2010 8.8 magnitude earthquake (photo taken by J. L. Harris). This concrete building was completed in 2008 and demolished in 2012.
Credit: J. L. Harris, National Institute of Standards and Technology

The Engineering Laboratory at NIST, Gaithersburg,  hosted a symposium featuring the 2016 Disaster Resilience Grant Research Program recipients. 12 of 172 disaster resilience research proposals were awarded totaling just over $6 million.

In August of 2018 recipients convened to share insights and findings based on the research topics funded under the 2016-NIST-DR-01. Recipients presented their research and findings from the first year of their award from topics that include Disaster and Failure Studies, National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program, Wind Impact Reduction, and Reduced Ignition of Building Components in Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) Fires Project. Additionally, NIST researchers presented their work that supports advancement in U.S. Disaster Resilience. The symposium was held over 2 days with each recipient presenting their work and answering questions about their research and related topics. 


Thank you to everyone who participated in the symposium.  Presentation videos are now available in the 2018 Disaster Resilience Symposium Presentation Gallery.  Please stay tuned for the next symposium tentatively scheduled for late summer or early fall 2019. 

Created August 28, 2017, Updated July 13, 2021