The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) provides critical impact to the nation through standards development and cutting-edge research, with a mission to promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve quality of life. NIST supports innovative manufacturing that impacts the U.S. economy and national security. The NIST mission is accomplished primarily at its campuses in Gaithersburg, Maryland, and Boulder, Colorado.
At the request of NIST, Technical Assessment of the Capital Facility Needs of the National Institute of Standards and Technology assesses the comprehensive capital needs of the NIST campuses. This report evaluates current strategies and tools for capital facilities assessment, and methods for determining annual funding levels for sustainment, restoration, and modernization. The report makes recommendations for facility management strategies that will provide the functionality needed by world-class scientists on vital assignments of national consequence.
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2023. Technical Assessment of the Capital Facility Needs of the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/26684.
|2 NIST Overview||16-28|
|3 Existing Facilities at Boulder, Colorado, and Gaithersburg, Maryland, Campuses and Their Current Challenges||29-46|
|4 Practices for Sustainment, Restoration, and Modernization of NIST'S Existing Facilities||47-66|
|5 Practices of Portfolio Management and Capital Project Planning||67-94|
|6 Sustainable Ownership Strategies for NIST's Facility Portfolio||95-116|
|Appendix A: Best Facility Sustainment, Restoration, and Modernization Practices||119-121|
|Appendix B: Best Practices for Laboratories||122-125|
|Appendix C: Facilities at NIST'S Boulder Campus||126-138|
|Appendix D: Facilities at NIST'S Gaithersburg Campus||139-151|
|Appendix E: Glossary||152-157|
|Appendix F: Acronyms and Abbreviations||158-160|
|Appendix G: Committee Biographical Sketches||161-164|
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