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11. Reconstruction of the Thermal Environment in the Tall World Trade Center Buildings
Published: 1/11/2013
Authors: Richard George Gann, Anthony P Hamins, Kevin B McGrattan, Thomas J. Ohlemiller, Kuldeep R Prasad, William M Pitts, Harold E Nelson
Abstract: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) conducted an extensive investigation of the collapse of the three tall World Trade Center (WTC) buildings. This paper describes the reconstruction of the fires, the thermal environment they c ...

12. Overview of the Structural Design of World Trade Center 1, 2, and 7
Published: 9/1/2012
Authors: Therese P McAllister, Fahim Sadek, John L Gross, Jason D Averill, Richard George Gann
Abstract: This paper summarizes the primary structural systems which comprised World Trade Center 1, World Trade Center 2, and World Trade Center 7. The buildings were destroyed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. This paper describes the four ma ...

13. Strategic Roadmap for Fire Risk Reduction in Buildings and Communities
Series: Special Publication (NIST SP)
Report Number: 1130
Published: 4/18/2012
Authors: Anthony P Hamins, Jason D Averill, Richard George Gann, Nelson P Bryner, Rick D Davis, David T Butry, Alexander Maranghides, Jiann C Yang, Daniel M. Madrzykowski, Matthew F Bundy, Samuel L Manzello, Jeffrey W Gilman, Francine K. Amon, William E. Mell
Abstract: The burden of fire on the U.S. economy continues to be large, comprising approximately $280 billion annually, or 2 percent of GDP. Over the last 30 years, civilian fire deaths and injuries have decreased due to the efforts of many people and org ...

14. Next Generation Fire Suppression System Technology: A National Research Plan
Series: OTHER
Published: 12/23/2011
Author: Richard George Gann
Abstract: This is an in-progress presentation of a plan whose goal is to develop and demonstrate, by 2004, environmentally-friendly, user-safe processes, techniques, and fluids that meet the operational fire extinguishment and explosion suppression requireme ...

15. Performance of New and Aged Residential Fire Sprinklers
Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Report Number: 1702
Published: 8/31/2011
Authors: Anthony D Putorti Jr., William F Guthrie, Jason D Averill, Richard George Gann
Abstract: The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) initiated a program to determine the effects of emissions from problem drywall on residential electrical, gas distribution, and fire safety components. As part of this program, the National Institut ...

16. Performance of New and Aged Residential Fire Smoke Detectors
Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Report Number: 1691
Published: 4/1/2011
Authors: Jason D Averill, Richard George Gann, William F Guthrie, Daniel Murphy
Abstract: As part of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) technical staff program to determine the effects of emissions from imported drywall on residential electrical, gas distribution, and fire safety components, the National Institute of Standards ...

17. Fire Effluent Component Yields from Room-scale Fire Tests
Published: 10/1/2010
Authors: Richard George Gann, Jason D Averill, Erik L Johnsson, Marc R. Nyden, Richard D Peacock
Abstract: Estimation of the time available for escape (ASET) in the event of a fire is a principal component in fire hazard or risk assessment. Valid data on the yields of toxic smoke components from bench-scale apparatus is essential to accurate ASET calcula ...

Published: 4/29/2010
Authors: Richard George Gann, Nathan D Marsh, Vyto Babrauskas, Stephen Grayson
Abstract: The science of understanding how fires burn and how heat smoke and gases are generated and affect people has progressed substantially in the last half century. The principles of facility design for life safety in fires have reached a degree of maturi ...

19. Proceedings of the 2009 Workshop on Innovative Fire Protection
Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Report Number: 1662
Published: 2/17/2010
Authors: Anthony P Hamins, Francine K. Amon, Jason D Averill, Nelson P Bryner, David T Butry, Rick D Davis, Richard George Gann, Jeffrey W Gilman, Samuel L Manzello, Randall Joseph McDermott, William E. Mell, Nathan D Marsh
Abstract: The Innovative Fire Protection Workshop was held at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on June 4 and 5, 2009. The 70 participants represented a broad range of stakeholder perspectives, including various non-profit, academic, i ...

20. Modification of ASTM E 2187 for Measuring the Ignition Propensity of Conventional Cigarettes
Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Report Number: 1627
Published: 12/18/2009
Authors: Richard George Gann, Edward J Hnetkovsky
Abstract: Less fire-prone cigarettes are becoming prevalent in the marketplace, and the conventional cigarette used to test upholstered furniture and mattresses for ignition resistance is no longer in production. To realize the improved fire safety afforded b ...

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