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National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee (NCSTAC) Meeting

 

28 September 2017
THE PORTRAIT ROOM, ADMINISTRATION BUILDING 101
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS & TECHNOLOGY (NIST)
100 BUREAU DRIVE, GAITHERSBURG, MD 20899

AGENDA (PDF Download)

MEETING GOALS:

  • Review NIST’s response to the Committee’s 2016 annual report recommendations,
  • review update on the progress of the implementation of NIST Joplin tornado investigation’s recommendations,
  • review update on the Disaster and Failure Studies program,
  • and provide recommendations to NIST that will better prepare the readiness of future National Construction Safety Teams to carry out effective and impactful disaster and failure investigations.

Thursday, 28 September

Time

Topic

Discussion Leader

Opening Remarks

8:30 - 8:35 am

Call to Order
Roll Call
Safety Briefing

Judith Mitrani-Reiser
Director, Disaster & Failure Studies Program
NIST

8:35 – 8:40 am

Welcome
Opening Remarks

Kent Rochford
Acting NIST Director and Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology

8:40 – 8:50 am

Meeting Goals
Welcome New Committee Members
Review of Agenda

James Quiter
NCSTAC Chairperson
Principal
Arup

8:50 - 9:05 am NIST Response to the NCSTAC's 2016 Report to Congress Howard Harary
Director, Engineering Laboratory
Designated Federal Officer
NIST

9:05 – 9:20 am

Committee Discussion of the NIST Response to the 2016 Report to Congress

James Quiter

Progress on Implementation of the Joplin Tornado Recommendations

9:20–9:25 am

Summary of Progress on Joplin Recommendations

Judith Mitrani-Reiser

9:25 – 9:50 am

Tornado Hazard Characteristics and Associated Wind Field (Recommendations Group 1) Performance of Buildings, Shelters, Designated Safe Areas, and Lifelines (Recommendations Group 2)

Long Phan
Leader, Structures Group
NIST

9:50 – 10:05 am

BREAK

10:05 – 10:50 am

Tornado Hazard Characteristics and Associated Wind Field (Recommendations Group 1) Performance of Buildings, Shelters, Designated Safe Areas, and Lifelines (Recommendations Group 2)

Marc Levitan
Acting Director, National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program
NIST

10:50 - 11:10 am

Pattern, Location, and Cause of Fatalities and Injuries, and Associated Performance of Emergency Communications Systems and Public Response (Recommendations Group 3)

Erica Kuligowski
Group Leader, Wildland-Urban Interface Fire Group
NIST
11:10 - 11:30 am Discussion of Progress on Joplin Recommendations Judith Mitrani-Reiser

11:30 – 12:45 pm

Lunch at Dining Room A

12:45 – 1:05 pm

FACA (Federal Advisory Committee Act) Ethics Guidance

Jeffrey Harrington
Senior Attorney, Ethics Law and Programs Division
DOC

1:05 - 1:20 pm Public Comment Period James Quiter

Disaster and Failure Studies Program Updates

1:20 – 2:05 pm

Updates on DFS Work Towards Enhancing the Readiness of Teams (Mitrani-Reiser)

Updates on DFS Work Towards Enhancing the Readiness of Teams (Averill)

Updates on DFS Work Towards Enhancing the Readiness of Teams (van de Lindt & Peacock)

 

Judith Mitrani-Reiser

Jason Averill
Chief, Materials and Structural Systems Division
NIST

John van de Lindt & Walter Peacock
Center for Risk-Based Community Resilience Planning
Colorado State University & Texas A&M University
 

Fire Research Division Updates

2:05 – 2:20 pm

Updates on Requested Information from the Committee Regarding NCST Deployment

Nelson Bryner
Chief, Fire Research Division
NIST

2:20 - 2:40 pm Discussion of Program Updates Jason Averill

Appreciation for Departing NCSTAC Members

2:40 -  2:45 pm

Summary Remarks

Howard Harary

2:45– 3:00 pm

BREAK

NCSTAC Discussions

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Updates on Requested Information from the Committee Regarding NCST Deployment

Judith Mitrani-Reiser

3:30 - 4:00 pm

Discussion on Updates

 

4:00 - 5:00 pm NCSTAC Preparation of Annual Report to Congress James Quiter

5:00 pm

ADJOURN

Created September 27, 2017, Updated September 28, 2017