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Interim Findings from NIST World Trade Center Building and Fire Safety Investigation Identify Issues with Current Standards, Codes and Practices
Release Date: 06/18/2004

Fact Sheet of Key Interim Findings Presentation by S. Sunder (.pdf) Progress Report The Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and … more

NIST Rhode Island Nightclub Fire Investigation Team Calls for Improvements
Release Date: 03/03/2004

Fact Sheet: Key Findings and Recommendations for Improvement; NIST Investigation of The Station Nightclub Fire Presentation on Draft Report on The … more

NIST to Hold Public Meeting on WTC Investigation in NYC on February 12
Release Date: 02/12/2004

Location: New York Marriott Financial Center Hotel, 85 West Street, New York, NY Meeting agenda The Commerce Department's National Institute of … more

NCST Advisory Committee Submits First Annual Report to Congress
Release Date: 02/12/2004

The National Construction Safety Team (NCST) Advisory Committee, the panel of 10 building and fire experts established to advise the Commerce … more

Commerce’s NIST Updates Progress of World Trade Center Investigation
Release Date: 12/02/2003

Access to All Essential Data Has Been Obtained The Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has obtained access … more

Commerce’s NIST Asks Public for Information on Rhode Island Nightclub Fire
Release Date: 11/25/2003

Remarks by James Hill, Acting Director, Building and Fire Research Laboratory Remarks by William Grosshandler, Lead Investigator, Rhode Island … more

Agreements to Facilitate NIST WTC Investigation
Release Date: 10/31/2003

The Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today announced that it has reached an agreement with the City of … more

NIST Details First-Person Data Collection Projects for WTC Investigation
Release Date: 09/17/2003

Commerce Agency Needs Participation from Survivors, First-Responders and Families of Victims At a press briefing in New York City today, the … more

NIST Puts New Testing Device to Work on Recovered WTC Steel Shows How Steel Responds to High Stress, High Temperature
Release Date: 06/25/2003

A new instrument at the National Institute of Standards and Technology that operates like an air-powered battering ram has been pressed into … more

NIST Names Two Additional Experts to National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee
Release Date: 04/28/2003

Two additional building and fire experts have been appointed by Arden Bement Jr., director of the Commerce Department’s National Institute of … more

First Meeting of National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee to Be Held April 29
Release Date: 04/15/2003

The first meeting of the National Construction Safety Team (NCST) Advisory Committee will be held at the National Institute of Standards and … more

Arden Bement Statement on WTC Investigation
Release Date: 04/09/2003

The Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today outlined its plans to conduct a series of interviews that … more

Public Safety Studies on Evacuation of World Trade Center to be Announced at April 8 Community Forum
Release Date: 03/24/2003

Forum Sponsored by the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and The New York Academy of Medicine Scientific investigators from … more

Commerce's NIST Names National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee
Release Date: 03/20/2003

Eight prominent building and fire experts have been appointed by Arden Bement Jr., director of the Commerce Department's National Institute of … more

Commerce's NIST Launches Investigation into Rhode Island Nightclub Fire
Release Date: 02/27/2003

The Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today launched an investigation into the tragic fire of Feb. 20, … more

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