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National Construction Safety Team
Advisory Committee Meeting
December 2–3, 2003


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Dec. 2 Open Session



Welcome and Opening Remarks
Paul Fitzgerald

NIST Director’s Opening Remarks
Arden Bement
8:30 a.m. Shyam Sunder
Status of World Trade Center Investigation and Discussion
  H.S. Lew and Richard Bukowski
Project 1 – Analysis of Building and Fire Codes and Practices

Fahim Sadek
Project 2 – Baseline Structural Performance and Aircraft Impact Damage Analysis


William Pitts and Richard Gann
Project 5 – Reconstruction of Thermal and Tenability Environment

11:55 a.m. Lunch
12:55 p.m.
Emil Simiu
Fire-Induced Thermal States and Structural Failure Analyses

John Gross and Therese McAllister
Project 6 – Structural Fire Response and Collapse Analysis


David Evans
Project 4 – Investigation of Active Fire Protection Systems

Jason Averill
Project 7 – Occupant Behavior, Egress, and Emergency Communications

Randall Lawson
Project 8 – Fire Service Technologies and Guidelines


Frank Gayle
Project 3 – Mechanical and Metallurgical Analysis of Structural Steel

5:05 p.m.
Public Comment Period
6:05 p.m.



Dec. 3 Open Session
8:00 a.m. William Grosshandler
Status of Rhode Island Nightclub Investigation

James Hill, William Grosshandler, David Evans
NCST Act Requirements and Discussion Community Fires


Craig Burkhardt
Coordination of NCST Investigations with Local, State, and Federal Agencies Conducting Criminal Investigations


Paul Fitzgerald
NCST Advisory Committee Report

11:30 a.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m. Paul Fitzgerald
NCST Advisory Committee Report (Continued)
  Paul Fitzgerald
Other Advisory Committee Business
2:00 p.m. Adjourn