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National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) (Commerce Dept.), Engineering Laboratory,100 Bureau Dr., MS 8600, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8600; (301) 975-5900. Fax, (301) 975-4032. Howard H. Harary, Director.

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Performs analytical, laboratory, and field research in the area of building technology and its applications for building usefulness, safety, and economy; produces performance criteria and evaluation, test, and measurement methods for building owners, occupants, designers, manufacturers, builders, and federal, state, and local regulatory authorities.

National Science Foundation (NSF), Engineering Directorate,2415 Eisenhower Ave., Room C14000, Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 292-8300. Fax, (703) 292-9013. Dawn M. Tilbury, Assistant Director.


Directorate that supports fundamental research and education in engineering through grants and special equipment awards. Programs are designed to enhance international competitiveness and to improve the quality of engineering in ...

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