The Fire Protection Research Foundation is collaborating with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to help develop a research agenda for their new structural fire resistance testing facility, which is set for completion in 2012. The facility part of the Engineering Research Laboratory and is unique in its ability to test large scale structural elements, systems and their connections in fire conditions.
Recently, NIST and the Foundation held a workshop for industry leaders at NIST’s Engineering Laboratory to review and establish a prioritized national agenda designed to accelerate the implementation of performance-based fire engineering for structures post 9/11. The Foundation is scheduled to complete this project in December.
To learn more about the development of NIST’s needs agenda, please read the release.