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Title
Building Technology Project Summaries 1979-1980.
File
PB81100703.pdf
Author(s)
Raufaste, N.; Olmert, M.
Source
July 1980, 92 p.
Identifying Number(s)
NBS-SP-446-4
Abstract
The Center for Building Technology's (CBT) mission is to increase the usefulness, safety, and economy of buildings through the advancement of building technology and its application to the improvement of building practice. CBT's research activities support the building technology programs of Federal, state, and local governments; assist design professions, building officials, and the research community by developing improved design criteria; and assist manufacturers of building products by developing methods for evaluating innovative materials, components, and systems. This report summarizes CBT's research for 1979-1980. Each summary lists the project title, its progress, point of contact within CBT, and sponsor. The summaries presented in this report are arranged according to the 11 prime research areas that comprise the scope of work at CBT. This year the report also features a Building Community Index, which keys CBT research to individual segments of the industry.
Keywords
Buildings; Building codes; Earthquake engineering; Earthquake resistant structures; Environmental engineering; Solar energy; Energy conservation; Technology assessment; Safety; Economics; Construction materials; Management planning; Structural analysis; Research projects; Construction management; Construction industry