NEES Nonstructural

Opportunities for Consultants
Task Order Projects



Applied Technology Council


Consortium of Universities for Research in Earthquake Engineering


Funded by the
National Institute of
Standards and Technology

Opportunities for Consultants :

The Joint Venture has been assembling project teams to accomplish each Task Order issued to it by NIST. Project teams typically consist of a Project Director, who will have the lead responsibility and a major time commitment in accomplishing the work of that particular Task Order, as well as a small group of other experts serving on a Technical Committee who work closely with the Project Director. An independent Project Review Panel provides experts to oversee the work.

Through a series of specific NIST task orders, the NEHRP Consultants Joint Venture will be tasked to use its structural engineering, earthquake science, and earthquake engineering experience and expertise in the following areas:

1. Provide technical support for the seismic and structural engineering practice and National model building code development process.
2. Perform problem-focused, practitioner-directed research and development to develop the technical basis for Performance-Based Seismic Design (PBSD) or other, similar performance-based structural design.
3. Perform problem-focused, practitioner-directed research and development to develop the technical basis for practical and cost-effective evaluation and reduction of hazards in existing buildings. Such hazards may be earthquake-related but may also involve other extreme loading conditions (e.g., wind, blast, fire).
4. Perform problem-focused research and develop technical resources (e.g. guidelines and manuals) to improve seismic, structural, and geotechnical engineering practice.
5. Evaluate and synthesize available seismic and other extreme hazard mitigation data, information, and technology, including the results of many years of NSF-funded research results, to prepare succinct information summary documents (“technical briefs”) that address single, focused topics and have clear, actionable guidance for designers or construction professionals.
6. Improve design and construction productivity by incorporating and integrating seismic and structural design codes, analysis tools, and analytical methods in the building information modeling and electronic data exchange efforts of organizations such as the International Alliance for Interoperability (IAI).
7. Provide expert planning for problem-focused research in each of the six above-mentioned areas, as well as technical review of research program plans and individual research efforts.

The NEHRP Consultants Joint Venture is looking for statements of interest and qualifications on an ongoing basis as additional Task Orders are issued to the NEHRP Consultants Joint Venture by NIST.

You may submit your Statement to [ ] with the subject line -
"Statement of Interest and Qualifications", and include:

• Cover Letter: The text of your email message will serve as the cover letter.
• 4-page maximum statement of your qualifications, attached as either a Word or pdf file.
• a CV if you wish to provide more information than the statement might cover.

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