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NIST Building and Fire Research Laboratory Project Summaries, 1997.

pdf icon NIST Building and Fire Research Laboratory Project Summaries, 1997. (595 K)
Raufaste, N. J., Jr.

NIST SP 838-13; 229 p. November 1997.

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Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20401-0003. (ORDER NUMBER: SN003-003-03506-8).
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building research; building technology; applied economics; fire safety; fire science; materials engineering; mechanical engineering; environmental engineering; structural engineering


The National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST), Building and Fire Research Laboratory (BFRL) is one of NIST's seven laboratories. The mission of BFRL is to enhance the competiteness of U.S. industry and public safety by developing performance prediction methods, measurement technologies, and technical advances needed to assure improvement of the life cycle quality and economy of constructed facilities. BFRL's efforts are closely coordinated with complementary activities of industry, professional and trade organizations, academia, and othe agencies of government. The vision for BFRL, the structure of its technical programs, and the determination and timing of its technical products are based on summarizes BFRL's research for 1997. Annual report, "Project Summaries 1996", presents BFRL's The report is arranged by its research programs: structural engineering, materials engineering, mechanical and environmental systems, fire safety and engineering, fire science, and applied economics. Each summary lists the project title, the BFRL point of contact, sponsor, research, and recent results.