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Notable NIST Publications

Featured Content January 23, 2020 – Cybersecurity, disasters, time, history, and more

Nearly 13,000 National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) publications are available on govinfo including technical reports, standards, and studies on topics ranging from disasters to time and cybersecurity. Explore NIST publications on govinfo by viewing all available series, searching over available publications, or reading on to see highlights of NIST publications based on topic of interest.

Buildings and Construction



Disaster and Failure Studies

The National Construction Safety Team Act (15 USC 7301) was signed into law on October 1, 2002, by President Bush and authorizes NIST to investigate building failures by dispatching "teams of experts, where appropriate and practical, within 48 hours after major building disasters." Search for related publications.

World Trade Center Investigation Materials – A building and fire safety investigation of the World Trade Center (WTC) disaster was conducted starting in 2002 with the final reports released in 2005 and 2008. The goal was to investigate the building construction, the materials used, and the technical conditions that contributed to the outcome of the WTC disaster.

Fire Research

NIST History

Time and Frequency

Weights and Measures

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