Structural Fire Resistance Research Needs

Blog Post created by mikehazell Employee on Sep 22, 2010


In 2012, NIST’s Building and Fire Research Laboratory (BFRL) will complete construction of a new structural fire resistance testing facility with unique capability to test large scale structural elements, systems, and their connections in the fire condition.  The goal for the facility is to provide a resource to the structural fire engineering community to enhance the understanding of complex structures in fire and the validation of performance based fire engineering methods.