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National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee (NCSTAC) Meeting

10-11 December 2013
Advanced Measurement Laboratory (AML) Building (215) Conference Room C103-C106
National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST)
100 Bureau Drive
Gaithersburg, MD 20899

Meeting Goals:

  • Receive NIST's response to the Committee's 2012 annual report recommendations
  • Receive update on NIST Technical Investigation of the May 22, 2011 Tornado in Joplin, MO
  • Receive NIST Disaster and Failure Studies Program update
  • Outline Committee's 2013  annual report to Congress and assign writing assignments for sections

Tuesday, 10 December

 

Time

Topic

Discussion Leader

 

Opening Remarks

 

 

8:30 – 8:45 am

Meeting Goals
Agenda

Jeremy Isenberg
Senior Principal, AECOM
NCSTAC Chairperson

 

8:45 – 9:00 am

Welcome
Opening Remarks

Willie May
Associate Director for Laboratory Programs, NIST

 

9:00 – 9:30 am

NIST’s Response to NCSTAC’s 2012 Annual Report Recommendations

 

Howard Harary
Acting Director
Engineering Laboratory,NIST Designated Federal Officer                                

 

Joplin Tornado Report

 

 

9:30 – 9:40 am

Joplin Tornado Report Overview

 

 

Marc Levitan
Joplin Team Leader
Engineering Laboratory, NIST

 

9:40 – 10:30 am

Chapter 2 and Associated Findings

Tornado Hazard Characteristics

 

Frank Lombardo
Joplin Task Leader
Engineering Laboratory, NIST

 

10:30 – 10:45 am

BREAK

 

10:45 – 11:35 am

Chapter 3 and Associated Findings

Performance of Buildings, Designated Safe

 

Long Phan
Joplin Task Leader
Engineering Laboratory, NIST

 

11:35 am – 12:25 pm

Chapter 4 and Associated Findings

Emergency Communications & Public Response

 

Erica Kuligowski
Joplin Task Leader
Engineering Laboratory, NIST

 

12:25 – 1:30 pm

LUNCH (NIST Cafeteria, Administration Building, Dining Rooms A & B)

 

1:30 – 2:45 pm

Joplin Tornado Report Recommendations

Erica Kuligowski

 

 

2:45 – 3:00 pm

BREAK

 

3:00 – 4:45 pm

Recommendations (continued)

Erica Kuligowski

4:45 – 5:00 pm

Public Input Period

Jeremy Isenberg

 

5:00 pm

ADJOURN for the Day                                                                                                

 

  

Wednesday, 11 December

Time

Topic

DiscussionLeader

Disaster and Failure Studies Program Updates

8:30 – 10:00 am

 

Disaster and Failure Studies Overview

·       Decision Criteria Update

·       Recent Disasters

 

Disaster and Failure Events Data Repository

·       Update on progress since last meeting

·       Plans for FY 2014

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

 

 

10:00 – 10:15 am

BREAK

NCSTAC Discussions

10:15 am – 12:15 pm

NCSTAC  Preparation of Annual Report to Congress

·       Impact on NCST Program

Jeremy Isenberg

 

12:15 – 12:30 pm

Identification of Topics for Next Meeting

Jeremy Isenberg

12:30 pm

ADJOURN

12:30 – 1:30 pm

LUNCH – optional (NIST Cafeteria, West Wing, Administration Building)