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Comments Requested on Draft Earthquake Hazards Plan
Release Date: 04/15/2008

Earthquakes cannot be prevented, but their impacts on life, property and the economy can and should be managed. That’s the challenge that Congress … more

Fifteen Named to Earthquake Hazards Reduction Advisory Committee
Release Date: 02/28/2007

William Jeffrey, director of the Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), has named 15 distinguished … 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

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

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

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

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

Arden Bement Statement on WTC Investigation
Release Date: 04/09/2003

The Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today outlined its plans to conduct a series of interviews that … more

Public Safety Studies on Evacuation of World Trade Center to be Announced at April 8 Community Forum
Release Date: 03/24/2003

Forum Sponsored by the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and The New York Academy of Medicine Scientific investigators from … more

Access to Information from Silverstein Properties
Release Date: 10/01/2002

The information collected and documented by World Trade Center leaseholder Silverstein Properties on the events at the World Trade Center complex … more

NIST Issues Guidelines to Protect First Responders Exposed To Chemical, Biological, Radiological or Nuclear Agents
Release Date: 09/19/2002

A new report issued today by the Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is the first comprehensive set of … more

Recovered World Trade Center Steel
Release Date: 09/17/2002

The study of steel recovered from the site of the fallen World Trade Center towers and the WTC-7 building in New York City will be a critical … more

Commerce's NIST Details Federal Investigation of World Trade Center Collapse
Release Date: 08/21/2002

More information on the investigation is available at http://wtc.nist.gov The Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology … more

NIST to Officially Launch World Trade Center Investigation
Release Date: 08/19/2002

Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2002 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) Engineering Mechanics Bldg. (Bldg. 202) National Institute of … more

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