Posts Tagged ‘ The National Institute of Standards and Technology ’

House Passes Bill to Reauthorize National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program

Jul 17th, 2014

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The House of Representatives passed a bill this week that calls for an amendment of the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Act of 2004. The bill, the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Act Reauthorization of 2013 (H.R. 1786), authorizes funding for increased research to reduce the vulnerability of homes and businesses to wind-related hazards. The bill was [...]

NIST Calls for Performance-Based Standards for Tornado-Resistant Building Design

Apr 10th, 2014

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 The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released the final report on its technical investigation into the impacts of the May 22, 2011, tornado that struck Joplin, Mo. The final report includes clarifications and supplemental text suggested by organizations and individuals from across the nation in response to the request for comments on the [...]