A new 332-page history of a quarter century NIST Building and Fire Research Laboratory activities is available.

A new 332-page history of a quarter century of the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) Building and Fire Research Laboratory activities summarizes the critical work of NIST researchers on behalf of the nation's construction and fire safety communities. The well-illustrated report details NIST research on topics such as construction integration and automation, simulation of building fires, development and testing of smoke detectors, development of air quality control software, lessons learned from site investigations in the aftermath of earthquakes and hurricanes, high-performance concrete durability tests, and efforts to improve fire fighter protective clothing. Building and Fire Research at NBS/NIST 1975-2000, by Richard N. Wright, is available at www2.bfrl.nist.gov/info/bfrl_history.