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World Trade Center Disaster Study News Archive

New Website Offers Easy Access to NIST Disaster and Failure Study Data
Release Date: 08/16/2011

For more than 40 years, scientists and engineers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have studied structural failures ... more

NIST WTC Recommendations Are Basis for New Set of Revised Codes
Release Date: 06/09/2010

Faster and more efficient emergency evacuations from buildings—especially tall structures—and better communications between first responders ... more

Convoy Returns World Trade Center Steel to New York City
Release Date: 10/06/2009

After seven years on the Gaithersburg, Md., campus of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), more than 200 pieces of ... more

NYPD Report on Protecting Buildings Adopts NIST WTC Recommendations
Release Date: 07/14/2009

A recently released New York City Police Department (NYPD) report designed "to aid the New York City building community by providing information ... more

NIST Stairwell Evacuation Study Finds 'What We Know We Don't Know'
Release Date: 03/24/2009

Most of the time, we use the stairs in buildings—especially in high-rise structures—only as a back-up for faster elevators and escalators, but ... more

Comments Sought on NIST Guidelines for Structural Fire Resistance
Release Date: 03/10/2009

A new draft report released for public comment by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) provides a comprehensive set of "best ... more

NIST Releases Final WTC 7 Investigation Report
Release Date: 11/25/2008

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) last week released its final report on the Sept. 11, 2001, collapse of the 47-story ... more

Safer Buildings Are Goal of New Code Changes Based on Recommendations from NIST World Trade Center Investigation
Release Date: 10/01/2008

GAITHERSBURG, Md.—Future buildings—especially tall structures—should be increasingly resistant to fire, more easily evacuated in emergencies, and ... more

New Building Code Revisions Adopt NIST Recommendations from WTC Study
Release Date: 10/01/2008

Future buildings—especially tall structures—should be increasingly resistant to fire, more easily evacuated in emergencies, and safer overall ... more

NIST Releases WTC 7 Investigation Report for Public Comment
Release Date: 09/03/2008

The fall of the 47-story World Trade Center building 7 (WTC 7) in New York City late in the afternoon of Sept. 11, 2001, was primarily due to ... more

NIST WTC 7 Investigation Finds Building Fires Caused Collapse
Release Date: 08/21/2008

Report and Recommendations for Improving Building Safety Released for Comment GAITHERSBURG, Md.—The fall of the 47-story World Trade Center ... more

NIST to Release Report and Recommendations from Investigation of World Trade Center Building 7
Release Date: 08/18/2008

*** Agency Will Hold Public Webcast on August 21 *** Gaithersburg, Md. -- The Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology ... more

Elevators Seen as Playing Hi-Rise Fire Evacuation Role
Release Date: 10/25/2007

"In case of fire use the stairs, not the elevator"—appears on signs posted in elevator lobbies throughout the United States. In the aftermath of ... more

NIST Status Update on World Trade Center 7 Investigation
Release Date: 06/29/2007

A team of scientists and engineers at the Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) that is investigating the ... more

NIST WTC Recommendations Spur New Model Building Codes
Release Date: 06/21/2007

Safer buildings—especially tall structures—that are more resistant to fire and more easily evacuated in emergencies are the goal of the first ... more

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Created August 9, 2011, Updated August 24, 2018