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World Trade Center Disaster Study News Archive

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First Comprehensive Set of Model Code Changes Adopted Based on Recommendations from Commerce's NIST World Trade Center Investigation
Release Date: 06/20/2007

GAITHERSBURG, Md.-Safer buildings-especially tall structures-that are more resistant to fire and more easily evacuated in emergencies are the goal … more

NIST’s World Trade Center Investigation
Release Date: 09/08/2006

(9/8/2006, ARCHIVE, incorporated into 9/19/2011 update ) What is NIST? The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is an agency of … more

New Fact Sheet Addresses Questions on WTC Report
Release Date: 08/31/2006

When the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released the final report in October 2005 from its technical investigation of the … more

Progressive-Disportionate Collapse Provisions
Release Date: 04/14/2006

The United Kingdom has a progressive collapse standard Standards to avoid progressive collapse Large panel Construction since 1968. The standard … more

Site Tracks Implementation of Trade Center Suggestions
Release Date: 02/16/2006

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has implemented a Web-based system ( … more

Draft SOW for Structural Analysis of WTC 7
Release Date: 01/04/2006

NIST is interested in receiving technical comments about the scope of work and technical approach for The draft statement of work for structural … more

WTC Report Urges Action for Safer Tall Buildings
Release Date: 11/03/2005

Testifying before a hearing of the House Science Committee on Oct. 26, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Director William … more

NIST Urges Implementation of Recommendations from World Trade Center Investigation Final Towers Report Released Today at Congressional Hearing
Release Date: 10/26/2005

WASHINGTON, D.C.— William Jeffrey, director of the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), today called … more

NIST World Trade Center Investigation Team Calls for Improvements
Release Date: 06/23/2005

Presentation by Shyam Sunder, lead investigator (includes abridged recommendations) Remarks by Hratch Semerjian, Acting NIST Director Draft … more

Meeting Slated to Discuss Structural Steel and Fire
Release Date: 06/02/2005

The World Trade Center (WTC) terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, showed the critical importance of fire resistant materials for structural steel. … more

Latest Findings from NIST World Trade Center Investigation Released
Release Date: 10/19/2004

Leading Collapse Sequence for Each WTC Tower The Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today released the … more

April 2005 Public Briefing on NIST's World Trade Center Investigation
Release Date: 09/27/2004

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will hold a public meeting starting at 1 p.m. (EST) on April 5, 2005 , at the Crowne … more

NIST Tests Provide Fire Resistance Data on World Trade Center Floor Systems
Release Date: 09/09/2004

Fire Resistance Testing of WTC Floor System , Aug. 25, 2004, Presentation by S. Shyam Sunder (Note: Presentation is presented in .pdf. To read … more

UL Fire Tests
Release Date: 07/26/2004

The Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) plans to sponsor a fire test of a World Trade Center (WTC) tower … more

Status of Data Collection Efforts
Release Date: 07/21/2004

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is basing its review, analysis, modeling, and testing work for the World Trade Center … more

Contact

General Public and Technical Professionals:
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100 Bureau Drive, Stop 8610
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8610
Phone: (301) 975-6051
Email: wtc@nist.gov

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Michael E. Newman
NIST Public and Business Affairs
Phone: (301) 975-3025
Email: michael.newman@nist.gov