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Report BMS71:  Fire Tests of Wood- and Metal-Framed Partitions
S. H. Inberg and Nolan D. Mitchell, National Bureau of Standards
May 12, 1941
Posted:  January 17, 2012

The Fire Tax and Waste of Structural Materials in the United States (Bulletin 418)
Herbert M. Wilson and John L. Cochrane, United States Geological Survey

CBD-33.  Fire and the Compartmentation of Buildings
J. H. McGuire
Canadian Building Digests
September 1962
Posted:  November 5, 2011

CBD-53.  Fire Endurance of Building Construction
G. W. Shorter
Canadian Building Digests
May 1964
Posted:  November 5, 2011

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
Posted:  September 10, 2011

Design and Construction of Building Exits
Miscellaneous Publication M151
National Bureau of Standards (NBS)
October 10, 1935
Posted:  September 10, 2011

A History of Fire Testing
NIST Technical Note 1628  f09019
J. Randall Lawson, Building and Fire Research Laboratory, National Institute of Technology (NIST)
March 2009
Posted:  September 7, 2011

Building Materials and Structures-Report BMS92
Subcommittee on Fire-Resistance Classifications
Central Housing Committee on Research, Design and Construction
October 7, 1942
Posted:  August 17, 2011

History of Fire Technology
Harold E. Nelson, Building and Fire Research Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology
May 1991
Posted:  August 16, 2011

Directions to Improve Application of Systems Approach to Fire Protection Requirements for Buildings
Harold Nelson, Center for Fire Research, National Bureau of Standards
May 18, 1977
Posted:  August 16, 2011

Reconvened International Conference on Firesafety in High-Rise Buildings
General Services Administration
October 5, 1971
Posted:  April 12, 2011

America At Risk (America Burning Recommisioned)
FA-223 United States Fire Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency
June 2002

America Burning
FA-264 The National Commission on Fire Prevention and Control
May 1973

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