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NIST’s Structural Performance for Multi-hazards Program

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NIST’s Structural Performance for Multi-hazards Program

Home » Infrastructure and Buildings » Buildings Designed for Resiliency » NIST’s Structural Performance for Multi-hazards Program

This National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) program enhances the robustness of structures by focusing primarily on cross-cutting research topics including prevention of disproportionate collapse and disaster and failure studies, along with the specific hazards of extreme winds and coastal inundation.

The program addresses the gap between basic research and building codes, standards, and practice through measurement science research to: (1) predict structural performance up to failure under extreme loading conditions: (2) assess and evaluate in-situ structural capacity using novel, smart sensing metrology and the ability of existing structures to withstand extreme loads; (3) design new buildings and retrofit existing buildings using cost-effective, performance-based methods; and (4) derive lessons learned from disasters and failures involving structures.

The program enhances the robustness of structures by focusing primarily on cross-cutting research topics including prevention of disproportionate collapse and disaster and failure studies, along with the specific hazards of extreme winds and coastal inundation.

Visit the Program website here.

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