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National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee (NCSTAC) Meeting

Monday, November 7, 2011

 

Administration Building, Portrait Room
National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST)
Gaithersburg, MD 20899 

 

AGENDA and PRESENTATIONS  

8:30 – 9:00 am
Review Meeting Goals, Agenda
Jeremy Isenberg, Senior Principal, AECOM
NCSTAC Chairperson 
 
9:00 – 9:15 am
Ethics Briefing
Jeffrey Harrington, Senior Counsel, Ethics Law and Programs Division, U.S. Department of Commerce 
 
9:15 – 9:30 am
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Patrick Gallagher, Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology, and NIST Director 

 

9:30– 10:30 am
Shyam Sunder, Director, Engineering Laboratory, NIST 

 

10:30 – 10:45 am
BREAK 

 

10:45 – 11:45 am
Eric Letvin, Director, Disaster and Failure Studies Program, Engineering Laboratory, NIST 

 

11:45 am – 12:45 pm
LUNCH (NIST Cafeteria, Administration Building) 

 

12:45 - 2:15 pm
Marc Levitan, Study Team Leader, Lead, National Windstorm ImpactReduction Program (NWIRP) R&D, Engineering Laboratory, NIST
Tornado Hazard Characteristics
Frank Lombardo, NRC Postdoctoral Research Associate, NWIRP, Engineering Laboratory, NIST
Emergency Communications and Public Response
Erica Kuligowski, Fire Protection Engineer,  Fire Research Division, Engineering Laboratory, NIST
Performance of Buildings, Designated Safe Areas, and Lifelines
Long Phan, Research Structural Engineer, NWIRP, Engineering Laboratory, NIST 

 

2:15 – 2:45 pm
Disaster and Failure Studies:  Recent Non-NCST Studies (Charleston Sofa Super Store Fire, Amarillo Wildland-Urban Interface Fire, Dallas Cowboys Practice Facility Collapse, National Earthquake Hazards Reduction (NEHRP) Related Studies)
Shyam Sunder, Director, Engineering Laboratory, NIST 

 

2:45 – 3:00 pm
BREAK 

 

3:00 – 4:30 pm
NCST Member Discussion, Questions, and Identification of Topics for Next Meeting
Jeremy Isenberg, Senior Principal, AECOM
NCSTAC Chairperson 

 

4:30 – 5:00 pm
Public Input Period
Jeremy Isenberg, Senior Principal, AECOM
NCSTAC Chairperson 

 

5:00pm        
ADJOURN