The Building and Fire Research Laboratory (BFRL) at the United States National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST),
as well as its predecessor organization (National Bureau of Standards),
has been contributing to the scientific knowledge of fires, buildings
and a host of related topics for decades. BFRL produced a range of
reports starting in the late 1930s that became basis documents for many
of the standardized tests in use today. Since then, BFRL has published
many groundbreaking reports and analyses, as well as providing input to
documents produced by other agencies. The documents below are being
provided to the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) via an
exclusive agreement with NIST.
NIST researchers and engineers have contributed tothe SFPE Handbook of Fire Protection Engineering and
other texts, and many are members of or contributors to the Educational
and Scientific Foundation. NIST personnel have authored articles in
SFPE documents ranging from Technology Reports to the Journal of Fire Protection Engineering.