Tag: National Institute of Standards and Technology

How Fire Causes Office-Building Floors to Collapse

NIST tests could lead to stronger building codes, improved design tools. By SL. Choe, S. Ramesh, W. Grosshandler, M. Hoehler, M. Seif, J. Gross and...

An Early Warning System for Damage in Composite Materials

New mechanophore senses damage to fiber reinforced polymers. A team at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed a tool to monitor...

Experts Testify to Congress About Need for Stronger, Resilient U.S. Transportation Infrastructure Using Composites...

Arlington, VA– On Tuesday, May 21, 2019, experts testified before the Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science,...

Workshop Announcement: Consensus Safety Measurement Methodologies for ADS-Equipped Vehicles

(June 25-26, 2019 NIST Gaithersburg Campus) The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and its partners, the U.S. Department of Transportation, Intel, Intel Mobileye,...

Immediate occupancy performance codes

Devastation (left image) following the 1906 earthquake that dramatically impacted the economic and social growth of San Francisco compared with the “West Coast’s most...

NIST launches study of Hurricane Maria’s impact on Puerto Rico

The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced it will study the impacts of Hurricane Maria on Puerto Rico, focusing specifically on the performance of critical buildings and their dependence on distributed infrastructure.

NIST seeks comments on tool to select resilience projects

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is seeking feedback about the utility and ease of use of a software-based tool designed to help communities select cost-effective resilience projects.

Thornton Tomasetti team wins NIST-ATC Blind Prediction Contest

Thornton Tomasetti announced that a team comprising Project Engineer JJ Tobolski, S.E., P.E., LEED AD BD+C, and Senior Engineer Zachary Treece of the firm’s Chicago office has won the simple category submission of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Applied Technology Council (ATC) -106-1 Beam Column Blind Prediction Contest.

WJE’s Gary Klein appointed to NCST Advisory Committee

Gary Klein, executive vice president and senior principal of Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates (WJE), was recently appointed to a three-year term on the National Construction Safety Team (NCST) Advisory Committee of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

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