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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

Commerce's NIST to Send Fire and Safety Experts to Rhode Island Fire Scene
Release Date: 02/21/2003

The Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is sending fire and safety experts to W. Warwick, RI, to gather … more

Access to Information from Silverstein Properties
Release Date: 10/01/2002

The information collected and documented by World Trade Center leaseholder Silverstein Properties on the events at the World Trade Center complex … more

NIST Issues Guidelines to Protect First Responders Exposed To Chemical, Biological, Radiological or Nuclear Agents
Release Date: 09/19/2002

A new report issued today by the Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is the first comprehensive set of … more

Recovered World Trade Center Steel
Release Date: 09/17/2002

The study of steel recovered from the site of the fallen World Trade Center towers and the WTC-7 building in New York City will be a critical … more

Commerce's NIST Details Federal Investigation of World Trade Center Collapse
Release Date: 08/21/2002

More information on the investigation is available at http://wtc.nist.gov The Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology … more

NIST to Officially Launch World Trade Center Investigation
Release Date: 08/19/2002

Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2002 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) Engineering Mechanics Bldg. (Bldg. 202) National Institute of … more

Revisions to WTC Investigation Plan
Release Date: 08/19/2002

NIST requested and received public comments on the scope of its plan for the World Trade Center (WTC) Building and Fire Safety Investigation. … more

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