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Materials and Structural Systems Division Groups

Community Resilience Group

The Community Resilience Group conducts research and works with a wide range of stakeholders to provide tools to communities to help improve community resilience for all hazards, with a focus on the built environment(buildings and infrastructure systems) and the role they play in meeting the social

Earthquake Engineering Group

Develops, advances, and deploys measurement science for earthquake hazards reduction for buildings and infrastructure lifelines in ways that enhance public safety, community resilience, and economic security.

Infrastructure Materials Group

The Infrastructure Materials Group conducts research to predict performance of conventional and innovative materials, components, and systems composing US buildings and infrastructure throughout the service life by developing a fundamental understanding of the performance properties and the

Structures Group

The Structures Group provides performance prediction tools to reduce the vulnerability of building and infrastructure systems to extreme events (e.g., wind, fire, earthquake, impact, blast) through cost-effective reliability-based multi-hazard approaches.