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Project Summaries 1997; NIST Building and Fire Research Laboratory



Noel J. Raufaste Jr


The National Institute of Standards and Technology's [NIST], Building and Fire Research Laboratory [BFRL] is one of NIST's seven Laboratories. The mission of BFRL is to enhance the competitiveness of U.S. industry and public safety by developing performance prediction methods, measurement technologies, and technical advances needed to assure improvement of the life cycle quality and economy of constructed facilities. BFRL's efforts are closely coordinated with complementary activities of industry, professional and trade organizations, academia, and other agencies of government. The vision for BFRL, the structure of its technical programs, and the determination and timing of its technical products are based on analyses of industry needs and capabilities. This report summarizes BFRL's research for 1997. The report is arranged by its research programs: structural engineering, materials engineering, mechanical and environmental systems, fire title, the BFRL point of contact, sponsor, research, and recent results.
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 838-13
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applied economics, building research, building technology, fire safety, fire science, materials engineering, structural engineering


Raufaste, N. (1997), Project Summaries 1997; NIST Building and Fire Research Laboratory, Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed May 26, 2024)


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Created November 1, 1997, Updated February 19, 2017