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NCSTAC Meeting August 2018 Agenda and Presentations

NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION SAFETY TEAM ADVISORY COMMITTEE (NCSTAC) MEETING

30 August 2018
THE PORTRAIT ROOM, ADMINISTRATION BUILDING 101
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS & TECHNOLOGY (NIST)
100 BUREAU DRIVE, GAITHERSBURG, MD 20899

AGENDA


MEETING GOALS:

  • Review NIST’s response to the NCSTAC’s 2017 Report to Congress,
  • review progress on the implementation of recommendations from NIST’s NCST investigation of the Joplin tornado,
  • review progress on the NCST investigation of Hurricane Maria’s effects on Puerto Rico,
  • 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,
  • and develop the annual report to Congress.

 

Thursday, 30 August

Time

Topic

Discussion Leader

Opening Remarks

8:30 am – 8:35 am

 

Call to Order
Roll Call
Safety Briefing

Judith Mitrani-Reiser

Director, Disaster & Failure
Studies Program, 
NIST

8:35 am – 8:40 am

 

Welcome
Opening Remarks

Walt Copan

NIST Director and Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology

8:40 am – 8:50 am

 

Meeting Goals
Welcome new Committee members
Review of Agenda

 

James Harris

NCSTAC Chairperson
Owner, JR Harris & Co.

8:50 am – 9:05 am

 

NIST Response to the NCSTAC’s 2017 Report to Congress

Howard Harary

Director, Engineering Laboratory
Designated Federal Officer
NIST

9:05 am – 9:20 am

 

Committee Discussion of the NIST Response to the 2017 Report to Congress  

James Harris

 

Progress on Implementation of the Joplin Tornado Recommendations

9:20 am – 9:25 am

 

Summary of Progress on Implementation of Recommendations from the Joplin Tornado Investigation

Long Phan

Leader, Structures Group
NIST

9:25 am – 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) ​​​​​

 

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

Marc Levitan

Research Wind Engineer, Structures Group
NIST

 

Long Phan

 

Erica Kuligowski

Research Social Scientist, Wildland-Urban Interface Fire Group
NIST

 

9:50 am – 10:05 am

 

Discussion of Progress on Joplin Recommendations

James Harris

 

10:05 am – 10:20 am

 

BREAK

Hurricane Maria NCST Investigation Updates

10:20 am – 10:25 am

 

NCST Investigation Introduction

Erica Kuligowski

Team Lead, Hurricane Maria
NCST

NIST

 10:25 am – 10:50 am

 

NCST Investigation Goal 1: the wind environment and technical conditions associated with deaths and injuries

Joseph Main

Associate Team Lead,
Hurricane Maria NCST
NIST

10:50 am – 11:15 am

 

NCST Investigation Goal 1: the wind environment and technical conditions associated with deaths and injuries

 

Thomas Kirsch

Director, National Center of Disaster Medicine and Public Health
Uniformed Services University
 

Judith Mitrani-Reiser

11:15 am – 11:35 am

 

Discussion of Goal 1

James Harris

11:35 am – 12:50 pm

 

Lunch at Dining Room A

Hurricane Maria NCST Investigation Updates

12:50 pm – 1:15 pm

 

NCST Investigation Goal 2: the performance of representative critical buildings, and designated safe areas in those buildings, including their dependence on lifelines

Joseph Main

 

Kenneth Harrison

Operations Research Analyst, Community Resilience Group
NIST

1:15 pm – 1:40 pm

 

NCST Investigation Goal 3: the performance of emergency communications systems and the public’s response to such communications

Erica Kuligowski

 

Marc Levitan

1:40 pm – 2:00 pm

 

Discussion of Goals 2 and 3

James Harris

2:00 pm – 2:15 pm

 

BREAK

 

NCSTAC Discussions

2:15 pm – 2:40 pm

 

Updates on DFS work towards enhancing the readiness of Teams

Judith Mitrani-Reiser

 

2:40 – 2:55 pm

 

Public Comment Period

James Harris

2:55 pm – 3:00 pm

 

Summary Remarks

Howard Harary

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

 

NCSTAC Preparation of Annual Report to Congress

James Harris

5:00 pm

ADJOURN

 

Created September 4, 2018, Updated January 28, 2019