Project Summaries 1998: NIST Building and Fire Research Laboratory.
Project Summaries 1998: NIST Building and Fire Research
Raufaste, N. J., Jr.
NISTIR 6203; 240 p. July 1998.
Available from: National Technical Information Service
(NTIS), Technology Administration, U.S. Department of
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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 the life cycle quality and
economy of constructed facilities. Constructed
facilities include all buildings and their furnishings
and the public and private utilities and public works
that support business, commerce, industry, and homes.
BFRL's efforts are closely coordinated with
complementary activities of industry, professional and
trade organizations, academe, and other 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 analyses of industry
needs and BFRL's own unique resources and capabilities.
This report summarizes BFRL's research for 1998. 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.