Principal Authors: David Scott (CTBUH / Arup), Simon Lay (WSP) & Daniel O'Connor (Schirmer Engineering)
Published by CTBUH, Chicago, October 2008
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In August 2008, NIST issued their report on the Structural Fire Response and Collapse Sequence of World Trade Center Building 7, for Public Comment. This brief report contains feedback from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat on the NIST report. The Council’s key interest in the NIST study is an understanding of the collapse sequence and one of NIST's key objectives, which was to "identify, as specifically as possible, areas in the current building and fire codes, standards and practices that warrant revision.”
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