NIST Building and Fire Research Laboratory Project Summaries, 1997.
NIST Building and Fire Research Laboratory Project
Raufaste, N. J., Jr.
NIST SP 838-13; 229 p. November 1997.
Available from: Government Printing Office, Washington,
DC 20401-0003. (ORDER NUMBER: SN003-003-03506-8).
Order number: SN003-003-03506-8
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