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NCSTAC Meeting Dec 2013 Agenda and Presentations

National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee (NCSTAC) Meeting

10-11 December 2013 Advanced Measurement Laboratory (AML) Building (215) Conference Room C103-C106 National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) 100 Bureau Drive Gaithersburg, MD 20899 AGENDA [Print Version]

Meeting Goals:

  • Receive NIST's response to the Committee's 2012 annual report recommendations
  • Receive update on NIST Technical Investigation of the May 22, 2011 Tornado in Joplin, MO
  • Receive NIST Disaster and Failure Studies Program update
  • Outline Committee's 2013 annual report to Congress and assign writing assignments for sections

Tuesday, 10 December




Discussion Leader


Opening Remarks




8:30 – 8:45 am

Meeting Goals

Jeremy Isenberg
Senior Principal, AECOM
NCSTAC Chairperson

8:45 – 9:00 am

Opening Remarks

Willie May Associate Director for Laboratory Programs , NIST    

9:00 – 9:30 am

NIST's Response to NCSTAC's 2012 Annual Report Recommendations




Howard Harary Acting Director Engineering Laboratory,NIST Designated Federal Officer    

Joplin Tornado Report





9:30 – 9:40 am

Joplin Tornado Report Overview







Marc Levitan Joplin Team Leader Engineering Laboratory, NIST    

9:40 – 10:30 am

Chapter 2 and Associated Findings

Tornado Hazard Characteristics




Frank Lombardo Joplin Task Leader Engineering Laboratory, NIST    

10:30 – 10:45 am



10:45 – 11:35 am

Chapter 3 and Associated Findings

Performance of Buildings, Designated Safe




Long Phan Joplin Task Leader Engineering Laboratory, NIST    

11:35 am – 12:25 pm

Chapter 4 and Associated Findings

Emergency Communications & Public Response




Erica Kuligowski Joplin Task Leader Engineering Laboratory, NIST    

12:25 – 1:30 pm

LUNCH (NIST Cafeteria, Administration Building, Dining Rooms A & B)


1:30 – 2:45 pm

Joplin Tornado Report Recommendations

Erica Kuligowski





2:45 – 3:00 pm



3:00 – 4:45 pm

Recommendations (continued)

Erica Kuligowski


4:45 – 5:00 pm

Public Input Period

Jeremy Isenberg




5:00 pm

ADJOURN for the Day





Wednesday, 11 December



Discussion Leader

Disaster and Failure Studies Program Updates

8:30 – 10:00 am




Disaster and Failure Studies Overview

· Decision Criteria Update

· Recent Disasters




Disaster and Failure Events Data Repository

· Update on progress since last meeting

· Plans for FY 2014

Eric Letvin Director, Disaster and Failure Studies Program Engineering Laboratory, NIST







10:00 – 10:15 am


NCSTAC Discussions

10:15 am – 12:15 pm

NCSTAC Preparation of Annual Report to Congress

· Impact on NCST Program

Jeremy Isenberg




12:15 – 12:30 pm

Identification of Topics for Next Meeting

Jeremy Isenberg

12:30 pm


12:30 – 1:30 pm

LUNCH – optional (NIST Cafeteria, West Wing, Administration Building)

Created December 9, 2013, Updated April 5, 2022