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Mass Timber and Wood Framing

Mass Timber and Wood Framing

Mass Timber and Wood Framing New and traditional approaches reduce cost and meet code for mid-rise construction Article From: Aritectural Record Continuing Education Center HERE  (All rights reserved) Mid-rise construction is becoming increasingly popular as a means of boosting densification, containing urban sprawl, and respecting infrastructure limits while maintaining neighborhood charm and community appeal. Multi-family construction […]

New Sensor System Tracks Firefighters Where GPS Fails

New Sensor System Tracks Firefighters Where GPS Fails

New Sensor System Tracks Firefighters Where GPS Fails Portable device locates missing firefighters–saves time and maybe lives Firefighter Ray Hodgson hits the talk button on his walkie-talkie: “I have fire showing, possibility of a rescue on the third floor. Engine 35, initiate a rescue group. Also back him up with a hose line.” A fire […]

Bridging The Gap: Fire Safety and Green Buildings Guide

Bridging The Gap: Fire Safety and Green Buildings Guide

Bridging The Gap: Fire Safety and Green Buildings Guide A Fire and Safety Building Guide to Green Construction The National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) released its fire and building safety guide to green construction called “Bridging the Gap: Fire Safety and Green Buildings.” This guide identifies some of the key areas where rapidly […]

Final Report on the Collapse of World Trade Center Building 7, Federal Building and Fire Safety Investigation of the World Trade Center Disaster (NIST NCSTAR 1A)

Final Report on the Collapse of World Trade Center Building 7, Federal Building and Fire Safety Investigation of the World Trade Center Disaster (NIST NCSTAR 1A)

Final Report on the Collapse of World Trade Center Building 7, Federal Building and Fire Safety Investigation of the World Trade Center Disaster (NIST NCSTAR 1A)       Author(s): Gann, R. G.; Title: Final Report on the Collapse of World Trade Center Building 7, Federal Building and Fire Safety Investigation of the World Trade […]

FINAL REPORT: Federal Building and Fire Safety Investigation of the World Trade Center Disaster: Final Report of the National Construction Safety Team on the Collapses of the World Trade Center Towers (NIST NCSTAR 1)

FINAL REPORT: Federal Building and Fire Safety Investigation of the World Trade Center Disaster: Final Report of the National Construction Safety Team on the Collapses of the World Trade Center Towers (NIST NCSTAR 1)

Report of the National Construction Safety Team on the Collapses of the World Trade Center Towers (NIST NCSTAR 1)       Author(s): Shyam-Sunder, S.; Title: Federal Building and Fire Safety Investigation of the World Trade Center Disaster: Final Report of the National Construction Safety Team on the Collapses of the World Trade Center Towers […]

NIST World Trade Center Disaster Study

NIST World Trade Center Disaster Study

World Trade Center Disaster Study On August 21, 2002, with funding from the U.S. Congress through FEMA, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced its building and fire safety investigation of the World Trade Center (WTC) disaster that occured on September 11, 2001.  The NIST WTC Investigation was conducted under the authority of […]

Investigation of the World Trade Center Disaster

Investigation of the World Trade Center Disaster

Investigation of the World Trade Center Disaster Summary: On August 21, 2002, NIST announced its building and fire safety investigation of the World Trade Center (WTC) disaster. The WTC Investigation was conducted under the authority of the National Construction Safety Team (NCST) Act, which was signed into law on October 1, 2002.     Description: […]

NIST Advanced Fire Service Technologies Program

NIST Advanced Fire Service Technologies Program

Summary: This program focuses on improving the safety and effectiveness of fire fighters by enabling the effective use of existing and new technologies and tactics.  Increasing the safety and effectiveness is critical to reducing fire fighter fatalities and injuries, as well as the cost of fire service.  For existing and emerging technologies, performance must be […]

NIST to Conduct Technical Study on Impacts of Joplin, Mo., Tornado

NIST to Conduct Technical Study on Impacts of Joplin, Mo., Tornado

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today* said that it will conduct a full technical study on the impacts of the May 22, 2011, tornado that struck Joplin, Mo. The remains of what was once a home improvement store in Joplin, Mo., showing the destructive power of the tornado that struck the area […]

Fire Modeling Information at NIST

Fire Modeling Information at NIST

Fire Modeling Information at NIST (the links below are a compilation of programs and projects, news/events, and other pages tagged with this term) Building Occupant Evacuation (12/21/2010) Characterization of Internal Flow of Firefighter Respirator Project (10/05/2010) Cigarette Ignition Metrology Project (10/05/2010) Computer Based Fire Fighter Trainer Project (10/05/2010) Fires in the Wildland-Urban Interface – Development […]

NIST Predictive Model Development Project

NIST Predictive Model Development Project

(Top) Smokeview rendering of a fire in a cable spreading room of a nuclear power plant. (Bottom) Cable burning experiment conducted in the NIST Large Fire Laboratory and sponsored by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Predictive Model Development Project    Summary: Practicing engineers need tools to predict the fire performance of engineered buildings, their fire […]