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National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee (NCSTAC) Meeting

December 10, 2012

Lecture Room B, Administration Building
National Institute Of Standards & Technology
100 Bureau Drive
Gaithersburg, Md 20899

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Meeting Goals:
  • Receive National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Disaster and Failure Studies Program update
  • Receive NIST’s response to the Committee’s 2011 annual report recommendations
  • Receive update on NIST Technical Investigation of the May 22, 2011 Tornado in Joplin, MO
  • Outline Committee’s 2012 annual report to Congress and assign writing assignments for sections



Discussion Leader

Opening Remarks

8:30 – 8:45 am

Meeting Goals

Jeremy Isenberg
Senior Principal, AECOM
NCSTAC Chairperson

8:45 – 9:00 am

Opening Remarks

Shyam Sunder
Engineering Laboratory, NIST
Designated Federal Official

Current NCST Study Updates

9:00 – 9:30 am

Current NCST Study: Joplin Tornado Progress Update

Marc Levitan
Lead, National Windstorm Impact
Reduction Program R&D
Engineering Laboratory, NIST

9:30 – 10:00 am

Current NCST Study: Tornado Hazard Characteristics

Frank Lombardo
Task Leader, National Windstorm
Impact Reduction Program
Engineering Laboratory

10:00 – 10:30 am

Current NCST Study: Emergency Communications and
Public Response

Erica Kuligowski, Task Leader,
Fire Protection Engineer, Fire
Research Division
Engineering Laboratory

10:30 – 10:45 am


10:45 – 11:15 am

Current NCST Study: Structural Response

Long Phan
Task Leader, National Windstorm
Impact Reduction Program

Disaster and Failure Studies Program Updates

11:15 am – 12:00 pm

Program Update
Recent Disasters and NIST Actions

Status of Standard Operating Procedures

National Construction Safety Team (NCST) Act Decision Criteria

Eric Letvin
Director, Disaster and Failure Studies
Engineering Laboratory, NIST

12:00 – 1:00 pm


1:00 – 1:30 pm

Data Repository
Update on progress since November 7, 2011
Demo of Chile Repository
Recommendations from Applied Technology Council (ATC) report
Plans for FY 2013

Eric Letvin

1:30 – 2:30 pm

NIST's Response to NCSTAC's 2011 Annual Report

Shyam Sunder

2:30 – 2:45 pm


NCSTAC Discussions

2:45 – 4:30 pm

NCSTAC Preparation of Annual Report to Congress
Impact on the NCST Program

Jeremy Isenberg

4:30 – 4:50 pm

Identification of Topics for Next Meeting

Jeremy Isenberg

4:50 – 5:00 pm

Public Input Period

Jeremy Isenberg

5:00 pm