This is the primary technical report on the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) investigation of the collapse of World Trade Center Building 7 (WTC 7), conducted under the National Construction Safety Team Act. The investigation objectives were to determine (1) why and how WTC 7 collapsed, (2) all technical aspects of fire protection, occupant behavior, evacuation, and emergency response, (3) what practices and procedures were used in the design construction, operation and maintenance of WTC 7, and (4) areas in current building and fire codes, standards, and practices that warrant revision. Objectives 1, 2, and 3 are addressed in this report. Objective 4 is addressed in the WTC 7 summary report, NIST NCSTAR 1-1A. This report provides technical details of all aspects of the investigation.
Citation: National Construction Safety Team Act Reports (NIST NCSTAR) - 1-9Report Number:
NIST Pub Series: National Construction Safety Team Act Reports (NIST NCSTAR)
Pub Type: NIST Pubs
building evacuation, emergency response, fire safety, structural collapse, tall buildings World Trade Center