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1935

Design and Construction of Building Exits
Miscellaneous Publication M151
National Bureau of Standards (NBS)
October 10, 1935

1942

Building Materials and Structures Report BMS92
Subcommittee on Fire-Resistance Classifications
Central Housing Committee on Research, Design and Construction
October 7, 1942

1954

Fire Endurance of Open-Web Steel-Joist Floors With Concrete Slabs and Gypsum Ceilings
BMS Report 141
James V. Ryan and Edward W. Bender, National Bureau of Standards
August 23, 1954

1976

Flame Spread of Carpet Systems Involved in Room Fires
NBSIR 76-1013
King-Mon Tu and Sanford Davis, Center for Fire Research, National Bureau of Standards (NBS)
June 1976

Field Investigation of Residential Smoke Detectors
NBSIR 76-1126
Richard W. Bukowski, Center for Fire Research, National Bureau of Standards
November 1976

1978

A System for Fire Safety Evaluation of Health Care Facilities
NBSIR 78-1555-1
H. E. Nelson and A. J. Shibe, Center for Fire Research, National Bureau of Standards (NBS)
November 1978

1979

Mobile Home Fire Studies:  Summary and Recommendations
NBSIR 79-1720
Edward K. Budnick and David P. Klein, Center for Fire Research, National Bureau of Standards (NBS)
March 1979

Guidelines for Stair Safety
NBS Building Science Series 120
John Archea, Belinda L. Collins and Fred I. Stahl, Center for Building Technology, National Bureau of Standards (NBS)
May 1979

Full-Scale Fire Tests with Automatic Sprinklers in a Patient Room (Interim Report)
NBSIR 79-1749
John G. O’Neill and Warren D. Hayes, Jr., Center for Fire Research, National Bureau of Standards (NBS)
June 1979

1980

Full-Scale Fire Tests with Automatic Sprinklers in a Patient Room.  Phase II (Final Report)
NBSIR 80-2097
John G. O’Neill, Warren D. Hayes and Richard H. Zile, Center for Fire Research, National Bureau of Standards (NBS)
July 1980

1982

Smoke Movement Through a Suspended Ceiling System
NBSIR 81-2444
John H. Klote, Center for Fire Research, National Bureau of Standards
February 1982

Fire Endurance Tests of Selected Residential Floor Construction
NBSIR 82-2488
J. B. Fang, Center for Fire Research, National Bureau of Standards (NBS)
April 1982

1985

Fire Performance of Interstitial Space Construction
NBSIR 85-3158
J. Randall Lawson, Center for Fire Research, National Bureau of Standards (NBS)
May 1985

Fire Behavior of Upholstered Furniture
NBS Monograph 173
Vytenis Babrauskas and John Krasny, Center for Fire Research, National Bureau of Standards (NBS)
November 1985

1986

Experimental Fires in Multiroom/Corridor Enclosures
NBS-GCR-86-502
Gunnar Heskestad and John P. Hill, Factory Mutual Research Corporation (FMRC)
January 1986

Smoke Control at Veterans Administration Hospitals
NBSIR 85-3297
John H. Klote, Center for Fire Research, National Bureau of Standards (NBS)
January 1986

1987

Engineering Analysis of the Early Stages of Fire Development-The Fire at the Dupont Plaza Hotel and Casino-December 31, 1986
NBSIR 87-3560
Harold E. Nelson, Center for Fire Research, National Bureau of Standards (NBS)
April 1987

1988

Measurement of Droplet Size in Sprinkler Sprays
NBSIR 88-3715  f88006
J. R. Lawson, W. D. Walton and D. D. Evans, Center for Fire Research, National Bureau of Standards
February 1988

Hazard I-Results of a User Evaluation of the Prototype Software
NISTIR 88-3878
R. W. Bukowski, Center for Fire Research, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
November 1988 (September 1988)
Posted:  September 17, 2011

1989

An Engineering View of the Fire of May 4, 1988 in the First Interstate Bank Building Los Angeles California
NISTIR 89-4061
Harold E. Nelson, Center for Fire Research, National Institute of Standards and Technology
March 1989

Risk Exposure and Risk Attitude of Homeowners in Fire Protection Investment Decisions
NISTIR 89-4212
Sieglinde Fuller, Center for Computing and Applied Mathematics, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
December 1989

1990

Fire Experiments of Zoned Smoke Control at the Plaza Hotel in Washington DC
NISTIR 90-4253
John H. Klote, Center for Fire Research, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
February 1990

FPETOOL:  Fire Protection Engineering Tools for Hazard Estimation
NISTIR 4380
Harold E. Nelson, Center for Fire Research, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
October 1990

1991

History of Fire Technology
Harold E. Nelson, Building and Fire Research Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
May 1991

A General Routine for Analysis of Stack Effect
NISTIR 4588
John H. Klote, Building and Fire Research Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
July 1991

Engineering Analysis of the Fire Development in the Hillhaven Nursing Home Fire October 5, 1989
NISTIR 4665
Harold E. Nelson and King Mon Tu, Building and Fire Research Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
September 1991

Flammability Characterization of Foam Plastics
NISTIR 4664
Thomas G. Cleary and James G. Quintiere, Building and Fire Research Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
October 1991

1992

Feasibility and Design Considerations of Emergency Evacuation by Elevators
NISTIR 4870
John H. Klote and Daniel M. Alvord, Building and Fire Research Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST); Bernard M. Levin and Norman E. Groner, George Mason University
September 1992

1993

Workshop on Elevator Use During Fire
John H. Klote and Scot P. Deal, National Institute of Standards and Technology; Bernard Levin and Norman E. Groner, George Mason University; Edward A. Donohue, Edward A. Donohue Associates, Inc.
January 1993

Design of Smoke Control Systems for Areas of Refuge
NISTIR 5132
John H. Klote, Building and Fire Research Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
March 1993

Air Moving Systems and Fire Protection
NISTIR 5227
John H. Klote, Building and Fire Research Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
July 1993

1994

Fire Growth Analysis of the Fire of March 20, 1990, Pulaski Building, 20 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC
NISTIR 4489
Harold E. Nelson, Building and Fire Research Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
June 1994 (December 1990)

Method of Predicting Smoke Movement in Atria With Application to Smoke Management
NISTIR 5516
John H. Klote, Building and Fire Research Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology
November 1994

1995

Fire Performance of an Interstitial Space Construction System
NISTIR 5560
J. R. Lawson, E. Braun and G. Roadarmel, Building and Fire Research Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
February 1995

1996

Fire Fighter’s Protective Clothing and Thermal Environments for Structural Fire Fighting
NISTIR 5804
J. Randall Lawson, Building and Fire Research Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
August 1996

A Survey of Fuel Loads in Contemporary Office Buildings
NIST-GC-96-697
Tony C. Caro and James A. Milke, University of Maryland
September 1996

Fire Safety Engineering in the Pursuit of Performance-based Codes:  Collected Papers
NISTIR 5878
Richard W. Bukowski, Building and Fire Research Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology
October 1996

1998

Fire-Related Aspects of the Northridge Earthquake
NIST-GCR 98-743
Charles Scawthorn, Andrew D. Cowell and Frank Borden, EQE International, Inc.
March 1998 (October 1996)

2000

Sublethal Effects of Fire Smoke:  Finding How to Include Them in Fire Safety Decisions
Richard G. Gann, Building and Fire Research Laboratory, National Institute  of Standards and Technology (NIST)
March 2000

A Research Agenda for Fire Protection Engineering
NIST NCR 00-791
M. Hurley, Society of Fire Protection Engineers
June 2000

Fire Safety Design and Fire Risk Analysis Incorporating Staff Response in Consideration of Fire Progress Stage
NISTIR 6588
Yoshiro Yashiro, Institute of Technology; Manabu Ebihara, Shimizu Corporation,; Hiroaki Notake, Ohsaki Research Institute
November 2000

2002

Review of Residential Sprinkler Systems:  Research and Standards
NISTIR 6941
Daniel Madrzykowski, Building and Fire Research Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST); Russell P. Fleming, National Fire Sprinkler Association
January 2002/December 2002

2004

Hazards Due to Smoke Migration Through Elevator Shafts-Volume I:  Analysis and Discussion.  Final Report
NIST GCR 04-864-I
John H. Klote, John H. Klote, Inc.
June 2004
Posted:  September 17, 2011

Hazards Due to Smoke Migration Through Elevator Shafts-Volume II:  Results of Tenability Calculations.  Final Report
NIST GCR 04-864-II
John H. Klote, John H. Klote, Inc.
June 2004
Posted:  September 17, 2011

Fire Protection of Structural Steel in High-Rise Buildings
NIST GCR 04-872
Mark G. Goode, Civil Engineering Research Foundation
July 2004

Major U.S. Cities Using National Standard Fire Hydrants, One Century After the Great Baltimore Fire
NISTIR 7158
Momar D. Seck and David D. Evans, Building and Fire Research Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
August 2004

2005

A Study of Size Effects in the Fire Performance of Beds
NIST Technical Note 1465
Thomas Ohlemiller, Building and Fire Research Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
January 2005

Protected Elevators for Egress and Access During Fires in Tall Buildings
NIST SP 1032
Richard W. Bukowski, Building and Fire Research Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
January 2005

The Economic Consequences of Firefighter Injuries and Their Prevention.  Final Report.
NIST GCR 05-874
Tri-Data Corporation
March 2005 (August 2004)

Experiments and Modeling of Multiple Workstations Burning in a Compartment
NIST NCSTAR 1-5E
Anthony Hamins, Alexander Maranghides, Kevin B. McGrattan, Thomas Ohlemiller and Robert L. Anleitner, Building and Fire Research Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
September 2005

Fire Resistance Tests of Floor Truss Systems
NIST NCSTAR 1-6B
John Gross, Building and Fire Research Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST); Frederick Hervey, Mark Izydorek, John Mammoser and Joseph Treadway, Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.
September 2005

Economic Analysis of Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems
NISTIR 7277
Hayden Brown, Office of Applied Economics, Building and Fire Research Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
December 2005

Guide for Evaluating the Predictive Capabilities of Computer Egress Models
NIST GCR 06-886
James Lord, Brian Meachem and Amanda Moore, Ove Arup & Partners Massachusetts, Inc.; Rita Fahy, National Fire Protection Association; Guylene Proulx, National Research Council Canada
December 2005

2007

A Study of Metal Truss Plate Connectors When Exposed to Fire
NISTIR 7393
K. A. Harman and J. R. Lawson, Building and Fire Research Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
January 2007

Developing a Cost-Effective Risk Management Plan for New and Existing Constructed Facilities
NISTIR 7390
Robert E. Chapman and Douglas S. Thomas, Office of Applied Economics, Building and Fire Research Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
February 2007

Fire Resistance Testing for Performance-based Fire Design of Buildings.  Final Report
NIST GCR 07-910
Craig Beyler, Jesse Beitel, Nestor Iwankiw and Brian Lattimer, Hughes Associates, Inc.
June 2007

2008

Firefighting Technology Research at NIST
Dan Madrzykowski and Steve Kerber, National Institute of Standards and Technology
2008

Experimental Study of the Effects of Fuel Type, Fuel Distribution, and Vent Size on Full-Scale Underventilated Compartment Fires in an ISO 9705 Room
NIST Technical Note 1603
Andrew Lock, Matthew Bundy, Erik L. Johnsson, Anthony Hamins, Gwon Hyun Ko, Cheolhong Hwang, Paul Fuss and Richard Harris, Building and Fire Research Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
October 2008

Final Report on the Collapse of the World Trade Center Building 7
NIST NCSTAR 1A
National Institute of Standards and Technology
November 2008

Pilot Study of Firefighter Three-Dimensional Anthropometry to Improve Seatbelt Safety
NIST GCR-080919
National Fallen Firefighters Foundation; Total Contact, Inc.
November 2008 (September 2008)

National Fire Service Research Agenda Symposium, June 1-3, 2005, Emmitsburg, MD
NIST GCR 08-918
National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
November 2008 (June 2005)

On the Criteria for Smoldering Ignition in the CFR 1632 Cigarette Test for Mattresses
NIST Technical Note 1601
T. J. Ohlemiller, Building and Fire Research Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
November 2008

2009

Stairwell Evacuation From Buildings:  What We Know Don’t Know
NIST Technical Note 1624
Richard D. Peacock, Jason D. Averill and Erica D. Kuligowski, Building and Fire Research Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
January 2009

Emergency Egress From Buildings
NIST Technical Note 1623
Richard W. Bukowski, Building and Fire Research Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
January 2009

The Process of Human Behavior in Fires
NIST Technical Note 1632
Erica D. Kuligowski, Building and Fire Research Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
May 2009

Compilation of Data on the Sublethal Effects of Fire Effluent
NIST Technical Note 1644
Erica D. Kuligowski, Building and Fire Research Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
August 2009

2010

Impact of Sprinklers on the Fire Hazard in Dormitories:  Sleeping Room Fire Experiments
NIST Technical Note 1658
Daniel Madrzykowski and William D. Walton, Building and Fire Research Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
January 2010


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