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Resilience

Overview

NIST's resilience research focuses on the impact of multiple hazards on buildings and communities and on post-disaster studies that can provide the technical basis for improved standards, codes, and practices used in the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of buildings and infrastructure systems.  NIST leads several national efforts within its Engineering Laboratory to develop guidance and tools to help communities improve the resilience of their buildings and infrastructure systems: Community Resilience, National Earthquake Hazard Reduction Program (NEHRP), Fire Protection and Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI), Wind Engineering, Progressive Collapse, and Disaster and Failure Studies.

The Research

Projects & Programs

NEHRP Extramural Research

Research performed by the EL Earthquake Engineering Group (2EG) consists of a combination of in-house and extramural research. Policy related work is awarded to

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News

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Draft California Fire Code Includes NIST Tool to Evaluate Wildfire Hazard

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NIST Establishes Expert Team to Investigate the Champlain Towers South Collapse

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Aug. 11, 2021, Update on NIST’s Champlain Towers South Investigation