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.
If a disaster hits your community, will you be prepared? Are your leaders asking the right questions and taking the right steps to make sure your community could recover quickly and completely? Learn more about the flexible and adaptable resources from NIST's Community Resilience program that will help put your community on the path toward greater resilience.