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Implications of the NIST Investigation s Findings and Recommendations on Performance-Based Design

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Author(s)

Richard W. Bukowski

Abstract

The results of NIST s three-year investigation into the collapse of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 were published in 2005 in 43 volumes consisting of over 10,000 pages. The reports included 30 recommendations for changes to codes, standards, and practices developed by the investigation staff. This paper discusses these recommendations and their implications to current building regulations and to performance design of tall buildings. Some of the recommendations will require research to develop the technologies or computational procedures needed to achieve the stated objectives. The paper calls for international collaboration in the conduct of this research. Other recommendations require public policy decisions or the development of consensus of specific technical communities to set thresholds or agreed design practice. The paper identifies these areas in the hope of facilitating these. The paper also reviews proposals developed for changes to model building codes in the US in areas where such proposals are within the current understanding.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings| |6th International Conference on Performance-Based Codes and Fire Safety Design Methods
Conference Dates
June 14-16, 2006
Conference Location
Tokyo, 1, JA
Conference Title
International Conference on Performance-Based Codes and Fire Safety Design Methods

Keywords

building codes, building evacuatiion, fire codes, progressive collapse, protected elevators, sructural design

Citation

Bukowski, R. (2017), Implications of the NIST Investigation s Findings and Recommendations on Performance-Based Design, Proceedings| |6th International Conference on Performance-Based Codes and Fire Safety Design Methods, Tokyo, 1, JA (Accessed July 22, 2024)

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Created February 19, 2017