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Simulations Predict Savings From More Airtight Buildings
Release Date: 10/07/2005

U.S. commercial building owners could save substantially on annual heating and cooling energy costs by improving airtightness of their buildings' … more

Final Nightclub Fire Report Urges Code Compliance
Release Date: 06/30/2005

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) fire investigators have urged all state and local governments to adopt and aggressively … more

Final NIST Rhode Island Nightclub Fire Report Urges Strict Adherence to and Strengthening of Current Model Safety Codes
Release Date: 06/29/2005

Full list of recommendations Complete Report: Volume 1 (.pdf; requires Acrobat Reader ) Appendices: Volume 2 (.pdf; requires Acrobat Reader ) … more

NIST World Trade Center Investigation Team Calls for Improvements
Release Date: 06/23/2005

Presentation by Shyam Sunder, lead investigator (includes abridged recommendations) Remarks by Hratch Semerjian, Acting NIST Director Draft … more

Meeting Slated to Discuss Structural Steel and Fire
Release Date: 06/02/2005

The World Trade Center (WTC) terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, showed the critical importance of fire resistant materials for structural steel. … more

NIST June Workshop Focuses on BFRs in Environment
Release Date: 06/02/2005

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will host the Seventh Annual Workshop on Brominated Flame Retardants (BFRs) in the … more

Latest Findings from NIST World Trade Center Investigation Released
Release Date: 10/19/2004

Leading Collapse Sequence for Each WTC Tower The Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today released the … more

April 2005 Public Briefing on NIST's World Trade Center Investigation
Release Date: 09/27/2004

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will hold a public meeting starting at 1 p.m. (EST) on April 5, 2005 , at the Crowne … more

NIST Tests Provide Fire Resistance Data on World Trade Center Floor Systems
Release Date: 09/09/2004

Fire Resistance Testing of WTC Floor System , Aug. 25, 2004, Presentation by S. Shyam Sunder (Note: Presentation is presented in .pdf. To read … more

UL Fire Tests
Release Date: 07/26/2004

The Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) plans to sponsor a fire test of a World Trade Center (WTC) tower … more

Status of Data Collection Efforts
Release Date: 07/21/2004

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is basing its review, analysis, modeling, and testing work for the World Trade Center … more

Federal Investigators Classify WTC Victims’ Locations Within Collapsed Buildings
Release Date: 07/20/2004

As part of its building and fire safety investigation of the World Trade Center (WTC) disaster, the Commerce Department’s National Institute of … more

Interim Findings from NIST World Trade Center Building and Fire Safety Investigation Identify Issues with Current Standards, Codes and Practices
Release Date: 06/18/2004

Fact Sheet of Key Interim Findings Presentation by S. Sunder (.pdf) Progress Report The Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and … more

NIST Rhode Island Nightclub Fire Investigation Team Calls for Improvements
Release Date: 03/03/2004

Fact Sheet: Key Findings and Recommendations for Improvement; NIST Investigation of The Station Nightclub Fire Presentation on Draft Report on The … more

NIST to Hold Public Meeting on WTC Investigation in NYC on February 12
Release Date: 02/12/2004

Location: New York Marriott Financial Center Hotel, 85 West Street, New York, NY Meeting agenda The Commerce Department's National Institute of … more

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