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Search Publications by: Therese P. McAllister (Fed)

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Workshop on Incorporating Climate Change Data in U.S. Building Codes and Standards

March 8, 2023
Jason D. Averill, Therese P. McAllister, Andrew K. Persily, Scott Weaver, James Whetstone, Jiann C. Yang, Michael Kuperberg, Sumant Nigam, Alfredo Ruiz-Barradas
NIST hosted a workshop to advance the availability of climate information sought by organizations developing standards, model building codes, and voluntary certifications by convening interactions between the building codes and climate science communities.

Determination of Individual Building Performance Targets to Achieve Community-Level Social and Economic Resilience Metrics

May 2, 2022
Wanting (Lisa) Wang, John W. van de Lindt, Brad Hartman, Harvey Cutler, Jamie Kruse, Therese P. McAllister, Sara Hamideh
The retrofit of wood-frame residential buildings is a relatively effective strategy to mitigate damage caused by windstorms. However, little is known about the effect of modifying building performance for intense events such as a tornado and the subsequent

Social and Economic Components of Resilient Multi-Hazard Building Design

October 3, 2019
Katherine Johnson, Juan Fung, Siamak Sattar, Christopher Segura, Therese P. McAllister, Steven McCabe
In 2017, U.S. damages from natural hazard events exceeded $300B, suggesting that current targets for building performance do not sufficiently mitigate loss. The significant costs borne by individuals, insurers, and government do not include impacts from


July 11, 2019
Bruce Ellingwood, John W. van de Lindt, Therese P. McAllister
While many definitions of resilience can be found in the literature and in policy statements, common to these definitions is the notion that resilience is the ability to prepare for and adapt to changing conditions and withstand and recover rapidly from

Increasing Community Resilience Through Improved Lifeline Infrastructure Performance

July 11, 2019
Chris Rojahn, Laurie Johnson, Veronica Cedillos, Thomas O'Rourke, Therese P. McAllister, Steven McCabe
The concept of community resilience is complex and multi-dimensional, relying upon social science, engineering, earth sciences, economics, and other disciplines to improve the way communities prepare for, resist, respond to, and recover from disruptive

Building Design Considerations to Support Immediate Occupancy Performance Objectives

June 16, 2019
Siamak Sattar, Christopher Segura, Katherine Johnson, Therese P. McAllister, Steven McCabe
The intent of current building codes for typical commercial and residential buildings is to safeguard against loss of life to building occupants by minimizing the probability of structural collapse during natural hazard events. However, current codes do

Performance-based design to achieve community resilience

December 21, 2018
Bruce Ellingwood, Naiyu Wang, James Harris, Therese P. McAllister
The resilience of communities depends on the performance of the built environment and on supporting social, economic and public institutions on which the welfare of the community depends. The built environment is susceptible to damage due to a spectrum of

Modeling Community Resilience: Update on the Center for Risk-Based Community Resilience Planning and the Computational Environment IN-CORE

November 15, 2018
John W. van de Lindt, Bruce Ellingwood, Therese P. McAllister, Paolo Gardoni, Daniel Cox, Walter G. Peacock, Harvey Cutler, Maria Dillard, Jong Lee, Lori Peek, Judith Mitrani-Reiser
Community resilience is often defined as the ability of a community to prepare for, absorb, and recover rapidly from a hazard event. In 2015, the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) funded the Center for Risk-Based Community

The Center of Excellence for Community Risk-Based Resilience Planning

October 12, 2018
Therese P. McAllister, John W. van de Lindt, Bruce Ellingwood, Walter G. Peacock, Harvey Cutler, Paolo Gardoni, Daniel Cox
Community resilience depends on the performance of the built environment and on supporting social, economic and public institutions which, individually and collectively, are essential for the functioning and recovery of a community following a disaster. A

Research Needs to Support Immediate Occupancy Building Performance Following Natural Hazard Events

August 21, 2018
Siamak Sattar, Therese P. McAllister, Katherine J. Johnson, Christopher T. Clavin, Christopher L. Segura, Steven L. McCabe, Juan F. Fung, Leslie Abrahams, Emily Sylak-Glassman , Marc L. Levitan, Kenneth W. Harrison, John L. Harris
The performance of buildings in our communities depends on multiple factors including the availability of supporting infrastructure, the original design, the current condition and capacity to resist hazard impacts, and the ability to recover functionality


June 22, 2018
Paolo Gardoni, John W. van de Lindt, Bruce Ellingwood, Therese P. McAllister, Jong Lee, Harvey Cutler, Daniel Cox
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) funded the multi-university five-year Center of Excellence for Risk-Based Community Resilience Planning (CoE), headquartered at Colorado State University, to develop the measurement science to