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Public Meeting
To Gather Comments and Suggestions Related to the Scope of the
Pending Building and Fire Safety Investigation of the World Trade Center Disaster

National Institute of Standards and Technology
U.S. Department of Commerce
Monday, June 24, 2002
Webcast from: New York Marriott East Side, New York City

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8:00 - 8:10


  • Meeting Agenda and Procedures
8:10 - 8:30


Jack Snell, NIST
8:30 - 9:00

Overview of WTC Investigation Plan

Shyam Sunder, NIST
9:00 - 10:00

Public Comments Session I

  • Sally Regenhard—Skyscraper Safety Campaign
  • Anthony Weiner—Member of Congress
  • George Miller—National Association of State Fire Marshals
  • Frank Lombardi—Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
  • James Quintiere—Self
  • Abolhassan Astaneh-Asl—University of California, Berkeley
  • Ray Daddazio—Weidlinger Associates
10:00 - 10:15 BREAK  
10:15 - 11:55

Public Comments Session II

  • Jake Pauls—Jake Pauls Consulting Services
  • Ken Camarro—Camarro Research
  • Charles Jennings—John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • Beverly Eckert—Self
  • William Schell—Self (retired FDNY)
  • Roger Morse—Morse Associates
  • Bill VanAllen—Consultant
  • John G. O'Neil—Gage-Babcock & Associates
  • Calvin Zhou—ZQ Technical Consulting
  • Patricia Lancaster—NYC Department of Buildings

11:55 - 12:40 LUNCH  
12:40 - 2:10

Public Comments Session III

  • Jack Murphy—Fire Safety Directors of Greater New York
  • Gene Corley—ASCE/FEMA WTC Building Performance Study
  • Glen Corbett—John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • Charles Carter—American Institute of Steel Construction
  • James Shannon—National Fire Protection Association
  • John Durrant—American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Kathleen Almand—Society of Fire Protection Engineers
  • Ramon Gilsanz—Structural Engineers Association of New York
  • Joseph Messersmith—Portland Cement Association
2:10 - 2:25 BREAK  
2:25 - 3:35

Public Comments Session IV

  • Javeed Munshi—Construction Technology Laboratories
  • Brian Meacham—ARUP
  • Monica Gabrielle—Skyscraper Safety Campaign
  • Henry Bertoni—Polytechnic University
  • Kathleen Tierney—University of Delaware
  • Richard Tomasetti—Thornton-Tomasetti Group
  • Shankar Nair—Teng Associates
  • Vincent Dunn—Vincent Dunn Consultants
3:35 - 4:05

Open Session for Comments on Scope of NIST Investigation

A limited number of 2-minute slots will be available for attendees who did not request in advance to present comments on the proposed NIST investigation plan. A sign-up sheet will be available at the meeting to request slots. Requests will be reviewed on-site until all available slots are filled.

4:05 - 4:15 Wrap-Up and Next Steps Jack Snell, NIST
4:15 ADJOURN  
NOTE: Throughout the day, attendees will be able to submit written questions about the NIST pending technical investigation plan. Depending on the volume of questions received, brief responses to those questions will be given after each break.



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Updated: 6/21/2002



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