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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.

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).

NIST funds 12 community resilience projects

Using biological materials as flame retardants, defining the characteristics of soil liquefaction during earthquakes and collecting disaster data with aerial drones are among the 12 disaster resilience research projects awarded just over $6 million by the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Federal program to reduce windstorm impacts requests comments on new strategic plan

National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program (NWIRP) drafts a new strategic plan to reduce loss of life and property from windstorms.
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