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|Author(s):||Marc L. Levitan; Long T. Phan; Erica D. Kuligowski; Franklin T. Lombardo; David P. Jorgensen;|
|Title:||Investigation Plan - National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Technical Investigation of Building and Emergency Communications System Performance in the Joplin, Missouri, Tornado of May 22, 2011|
|Published:||May 24, 2012|
|Abstract:||Following the May 22, 2011 tornado that devastated the City of Joplin, NIST sent four engineers to Missouri on May 24 through May 28 to conduct a preliminary reconnaissance. Based on analysis of the data collected and other criteria required by law and regulation, NIST Director Patrick Gallagher established a Team under the National Construction Safety Team Act on June 29, 2011, to proceed with a more comprehensive study of the impacts of the disaster. This document describes NIST‰s plan for conducting the technical study.|
|Citation:||Special Publication (NIST SP) - 1132|
|Keywords:||tornado, disaster, wind, emergency communications, structures|
|Research Areas:||Emergency Egress and Access, Building and Fire Safety Investigations, Building and Fire Research, Wind Engineering, Building and Fire Codes and Standards|
|PDF version:||Click here to retrieve PDF version of paper (218KB)|