Applying the Lessons of September 11, 2001 to the Built Environment.
Applying the Lessons of September 11, 2001 to the Built
Bukowski, R. W.
Australian Building Regulation Bulletin, 34-37, Winter
World Trade Center; fire investigations; building
collapse; terrorists; terrorism; standards; building
codes; regulations; structures; structural integrity;
fire protection; evacuation; response time; high rise
In August 2002, the U.S. Commerce Department's National
Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) began a
technical investigation into the collapse of World Trade
Center (WTC) Buildings 1, 2, and 7 following the
terrorist attacks of Sept 11, 2001. The investigation
is being conducted under the Congressionally mandated
National Construction Safety Team Act (15 USC 7301 et
seq.) where section 8 of the enabling statute (15 USC
7307) requires NIST to recommend specific improvements
to building standards, codes, and practices, even though
in the U.S., building regulation is the responsibility
of state and local governments.