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International R&D Roadmap for Fire Resistance of Structures Summary of NIST/CIB Workshop



Jiann C. Yang, Matthew F. Bundy, John L. Gross, Anthony P. Hamins, Fahim Sadek, Anand Raghunathan


This report summarizes the results of the global meeting to develop the International R&D Roadmap for Fire Resistance of Structures (the Roadmap) held May 21–22, 2014, in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The workshop was sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) and hosted by NIST. The workshop provided a forum to identify and discuss the research and development needs and programs to implement to advance technical solutions in order to improve the fire resistance of structures through greater use of existing technologies, development and deployment of emerging technologies, and development and implementation of standards and codes for performance-based engineering design. In preparation for the workshop, NIST commissioned three white papers—one on concrete structures, one on steel structures, and one on timber structures—written by topic experts in the respective fields. The white papers formed the basis for discussion at the workshop and provided a framework for the Roadmap, which is documented in this report.
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 1188
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concrete, fire resistance, performance-based design, steel, structures, timber


Yang, J. , Bundy, M. , Gross, J. , Hamins, A. , Sadek, F. and Raghunathan, A. (2015), International R&D Roadmap for Fire Resistance of Structures Summary of NIST/CIB Workshop, Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed April 17, 2024)
Created June 11, 2015, Updated November 10, 2018