National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Publications

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is a non-regulatory federal agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce. NIST's mission is to promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life. Find additional NIST publications through the NIST Research Library.

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  • NBS Building and Housing, 1922-1931

    This series disseminates technical information developed at NIST on building materials, components, systems, and whole structures. The series presents research results, test methods, and performance criteria related to the structural and environmental functions and the durability and safety characteristics of building elements and systems.

  • NBS Building and Materials Structures, 1938-1959

    This series disseminates technical information developed at NIST on building materials, components, systems, and whole structures. The series presents research results, test methods, and performance criteria related to the structural and environmental functions and the durability and safety characteristics of building elements and systems.

  • NBS/NIST Building Science Series, 1968-2009

    This series disseminates technical information developed at NIST on building materials, components, systems, and whole structures. The series presents research results, test methods, and performance criteria related to the structural and environmental functions and the durability and safety characteristics of building elements and systems.

  • NBS Commercial Standards Monthly, 1925-1933

    The Commercial Standards Monthly periodical was a review of progress in commercial simplification and standardization. It covered the national movement initiated by President Herbert Hoover for the reduction of needless sizes and varieties of products and the promotion of voluntary commercial standardization by industry.

  • NIST Federal Information Processing Standards Publications (FIPS)

    Publications in this series collectively constitute the Federal Information Processing Standards Register. The Register serves as the official source of information in the Federal Government regarding standards issued by NIST pursuant to the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 as amended, Public Law 89-306 (79 Stat. 1127), and as implemented by Executive Order 11717 (38 FR 12315, dated May 11, 1973) and Part 6 of Title 15 CFR (Code of Federal Regulations).

  • NIST Grant/Contract Reports

    This series reports work of an outside person or organization working under grant or contract from NIST whose contract report has sufficient technical merit to be made publicly available.

  • NIST Handbooks

    Recommended codes of engineering and industrial practice (including safety codes) developed by NIST in cooperation with interested industries, professional organizations, and regulatory bodies.

  • NBS/NIST Interagency or Internal Reports, 1972-Present

    Interim or final reports on work performed by NIST for outside sponsors (both government and non-government). May also report results of NIST projects of transitory or limited interest, including those that will be published subsequently in more comprehensive form.

  • NBS Miscellaneous Publications, 1903-1968

    This series includes proceedings of conferences sponsored by NIST, NIST annual reports, and other special publications appropriate to this grouping such as wall charts, pocket cards, and bibliographies.

  • NBS/NIST Monographs, 1959-1995

    Major contributions to the technical literature on various subjects related to NIST’s scientific and technical activities.

  • NIST National Construction Safety Team Act Reports, 2005-2014

    This series comprises the reports of investigations carried out under Public Law 107-231, the technical cause(s) of the building failure investigated; any technical recommendations for changes to or the establishment of evacuation and emergency response procedures; any recommended specific improvements to building standards, codes, and practices; and recommendations for research and other appropriate actions to help prevent future building failures.

  • NBS/NIST National Standard Reference Data Series (NSRDS), 1964-2016

    The National Standard Reference Data Series provides quantitative data on the physical and chemical properties of materials, compiled from the world's literature and critically evaluated. Developed under a worldwide program coordinated by NIST under the authority of the National Standard Data Act (Public Law 90-396).

  • NBS/NIST Special Publications, 1969-Present

    This series includes proceedings of conferences sponsored by NIST, NIST annual reports, and other special publications appropriate to this grouping such as wall charts, pocket cards, and bibliographies.

  • NBS Technical Information on Building Materials, 1936-1938

    The Technical Information on Building Materials For Use In The Design of Low-Cost Housing publications were a series of reports published by the National Bureau of Standards from 1936 to 1938. They consisted of detailed information about materials used in low-cost housing destruction, including different metals and corrosion rates, concrete and masonry, paint specifications, plaster usage, and waterproofing.

  • NBS/NIST Technical Notes, 1959-Present

    Studies or reports which are complete in themselves but restrictive in their treatment of a subject. Analogous to monographs but not so comprehensive in scope or definitive in treatment of the subject area. Often serve as a vehicle for final reports of work performed at NIST under the sponsorship of other government agencies.