Building and Fire Safety : Responding to the World Trade Center Disaster.
Building and Fire Safety : Responding to the World Trade
Shyam Sunder, S.
TS 3-7-5 Fire Engineering (1);
Tall Buildings in Historical Cities: Culture and
Technology for Sustainable Cities. Volume 2.
Proceedings. Council on Tall Buildings and Urban
Habitat (CTBUH) 2004 Seoul Conference. October 10-13,
2004, Seoul, Korea, Lee, L. H.; Klemencic, R.; Kim, S.
D., Editor(s)(s), 1137-1149 pp, 2004.
high rise building; historic buildings; World Trade
Center; disasters; building collapse; fire
investigations; structures; structural systems; aircraft
fires; flameproofing; steels; evacuation; response time;
roofs; communication networks; fire protection; building
codes; standards; terrorists; terrorism; regulations;
fire safety; egress
In response to the terrorist attacks of September 11,
2001, the National Institute of Standards and Technology
(NIST) initiated a formal federal building and fire
safety investigation of the World Trade Center disaster
on August 21, 2002. This paper presents details of the
technical progress made to date. NIST expects to
release the draft of the final investigation report for
public comment in December 2004. NIST's investigation
is still ongoing. Current findings may re revised and
additional findings will be presented in the final