Panel for Building and Fire Research

Dr. Richard N.Wright

Director

Building and Fire Research Laboratory

NIST

Building Research Building, Room B216

Gaithersburg, MD 20899

301/975–5900

FAX 301/975–4032

Email: richard.wright@nist.gov

Dr. Jack E.Snell

Deputy Director

Building and Fire Research Laboratory

NIST

Building Research Building, Room B216

Gaithersburg, MD 20899

301/975–6850

FAX 301/975–4032

Email: jack.snell@nist.gov

The Building and Fire Research Laboratory (BFRL) enhances the competitiveness of U.S. industry and public safety through performance prediction and measurement technologies and technical advances that improve the life-cycle quality and cost effectiveness of constructed facilities. BFRL’s efforts are closely coordinated with industry, professional, and trade organizations, academe, and other agencies of government.

Major BFRL goals are to improve the productivity of U.S. industries of construction, which now face stiff competition from overseas firms, and to reduce the human and economic losses resulting from fires, earthquakes, winds, and other hazards. Laboratory research includes fire science and fire safety engineering; building materials; computer-integrated construction practices; structural, mechanical, and environmental engineering; and building economics. Products of the laboratory’s research include measurements and test methods, performance criteria, and technical data that are incorporated into building and fire standards and codes. Staff members are involved in more than 100 activities to develop voluntary standards.

The laboratory conducts investigations at the scene of major fires and structural failures due to earthquakes, hurricanes, and other causes. The knowledge gained from these investigations guides research and is applied to recommendations for design and construction practices to reduce hazards.

Panel for Building and Fire Research

Chair:

Dr. Thomas L.Anderson (1998)

Director, Technology Management Division

Fluor Daniel Hanford, Inc.

P.O. Box 1000, Mail Stop K9–46

Richland, WA 99352

509/372–6531

FAX 509/372–6710

Email: thomas_l_anderson@rl.gov

Vice Chair:

Kenneth W.Dungan, P.E. (1997)

Risk Technologies, LLC

9050 Executive Park Drive

Building B, Suite 102

Knoxville, TN 37923

423/531–1700

FAX 423/531–0428



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Board on Assessment of NIST Programs: Directory of Board and Panel Members, Fiscal Year 1997 Panel for Building and Fire Research Dr. Richard N.Wright Director Building and Fire Research Laboratory NIST Building Research Building, Room B216 Gaithersburg, MD 20899 301/975–5900 FAX 301/975–4032 Email: richard.wright@nist.gov Dr. Jack E.Snell Deputy Director Building and Fire Research Laboratory NIST Building Research Building, Room B216 Gaithersburg, MD 20899 301/975–6850 FAX 301/975–4032 Email: jack.snell@nist.gov The Building and Fire Research Laboratory (BFRL) enhances the competitiveness of U.S. industry and public safety through performance prediction and measurement technologies and technical advances that improve the life-cycle quality and cost effectiveness of constructed facilities. BFRL’s efforts are closely coordinated with industry, professional, and trade organizations, academe, and other agencies of government. Major BFRL goals are to improve the productivity of U.S. industries of construction, which now face stiff competition from overseas firms, and to reduce the human and economic losses resulting from fires, earthquakes, winds, and other hazards. Laboratory research includes fire science and fire safety engineering; building materials; computer-integrated construction practices; structural, mechanical, and environmental engineering; and building economics. Products of the laboratory’s research include measurements and test methods, performance criteria, and technical data that are incorporated into building and fire standards and codes. Staff members are involved in more than 100 activities to develop voluntary standards. The laboratory conducts investigations at the scene of major fires and structural failures due to earthquakes, hurricanes, and other causes. The knowledge gained from these investigations guides research and is applied to recommendations for design and construction practices to reduce hazards. Panel for Building and Fire Research Chair: Dr. Thomas L.Anderson (1998) Director, Technology Management Division Fluor Daniel Hanford, Inc. P.O. Box 1000, Mail Stop K9–46 Richland, WA 99352 509/372–6531 FAX 509/372–6710 Email: thomas_l_anderson@rl.gov Vice Chair: Kenneth W.Dungan, P.E. (1997) Risk Technologies, LLC 9050 Executive Park Drive Building B, Suite 102 Knoxville, TN 37923 423/531–1700 FAX 423/531–0428

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Board on Assessment of NIST Programs: Directory of Board and Panel Members, Fiscal Year 1997 Dr. Ronald L.Alpert (1999) Assistant Manager, Research Division Factory Mutual Research Corporation 1151 Boston-Providence Turnpike P.O. Box 9102 Norwood, MA 02062 617/255–4920 FAX 617/255–4024 Email: ronald_alpert@mhs-fmsysnet.attmail.com Ms. Janet S.Baum (1998) Principal Health, Education & Research Assoc., Inc. P.O. Box 3229 St. Louis, MO 63130–3229 314/862–9202 FAX 314/862–9201 Email: herainc@aol.com Mr. Lee W.Burgett (1999) Vice President, New Ventures The Trane Company 3600 Pammel Creek Road LaCrosse, WI54601 608/787–2845 FAX 608/787–2669 Email: lburgett@trane.com Dr. Marcia L.Coleman (1998) Technology Director, Environmental and Leverageable Technology DuPont Central Research & Development Experimental Station P.O. Box 80328 Wilmington, DE 19880–0328 302/695–8026 FAX 302/695–4864 Mr. Ronny J.Coleman (1997) Chief Deputy Director State Fire Marshal, State of California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection 1416–9th Street P.O. Box 944246 Sacramento, CA 94244–2460 916/653–7097 FAX 916/653–4171 Email: ron_coleman@fire.ca.gov Dr. Filip C.Filippou (1997) Department of Civil Engineering University of California 731 Davis Hall Berkeley, CA 94720 510/642–4020 FAX 510/643–8928 Email: filippou@ce.berkeley.edu Dr. Gavin A.Finn (1999) President and Chief Executive Officer Prescient Technologies, Inc. 245 Summer Street Boston, MA 02210 617/589–1567 FAX 617/589–2596 Email: gavin.finn@prescienttech.com Dr. Anthony E.Fiorato (1999) Vice President Research and Technical Services Portland Cement Association 5420 Old Orchard Road Skokie, IL 60077–1083 847/966–6200 X 344 FAX 847/966–8389 Email: fiorato@portcement.org Mr. Robert Fowler (1998) City of Pasadena Permit Center 175 North Garfield Avenue Pasadena, CA 91101 818/405–4431 FAX 818/405–3979

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Board on Assessment of NIST Programs: Directory of Board and Panel Members, Fiscal Year 1997 Prof. Richard M.Kelso (1998) Professor, School of Architecture College of Architecture and Planning University of Tennessee 1715 Volunteer Boulevard Knoxville, TN 37996–2400 423/974–3267 FAX 423/974–0656 Email: rkelso@utk.edu Dr. Boyd C.Paulson (1998) Department of Civil Engineering Stanford University Stanford, CA 94305–4020 415/723–2235 FAX 415/725–6014 Email: paulson@cive.stanford.edu Dr. Leslie E.Robertson (1997) Director, Design Leslie E.Robertson Associates, R.L.L.P. Consulting Structural Engineers 211 East 46th Street New York, NY 10017–2989 212/750–9000 FAX 212/750–9002 Email: ler@lera.com Dr. Rose A.Ryntz (1997) Technical Specialist Plastic & Trim Products Operation Ford Motor Company P.O. Box 6231 Dearborn, MI 48121–6231 313/621–7622 FAX 313/621–7648 Dr. Richard E.Schuler (1999) Director of Cornell Institute for Public Affairs Professor of Economics Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Senior Fellow, Cornell Center for the Environment Cornell University, 422 Hollister Hall Ithaca, NY 14853–3501 607/255–7579 FAX 607/255–5240 Email: res1@cornell.edu Dr. Daniel J.Seery (1997) Senior Program Manager Environmental Sciences United Technologies Research Center East Hartford, CT 06108 860/610–7150 FAX 860/610–2151 Email: seerydj@utrc.utc.com Prof. Miroslaw J.Skibniewski (1998) Division of Construction Engineering and Management Civil Engineering Building, Room 1245 Purdue University West Lafayette, IN 47907–1294 317/494–2250 FAX 317/494–0644 Email: mirek@ecn.purdue.edu Dr. Forrest O.Stark (1999) Manager of Sponsored Research Dow Corning Corporation Midland, MI 48686–0994 517/496–4000 FAX 517/496–4602 Email: usdccnff@ibmmail.com Mr. James A.White (1999) President Western Fire Center, Inc. 2204 Parrott Way Kelso, WA 98626 360/423–1400 FAX 360–423–5003 Email: pyrosci@aol.com