What We Learned: Building performance study of the WTC collapse

Publication posted on August 1, 2002

Following the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Structural Engineering Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers, in association with New York City and several other federal/state agencies and professional organizations, deployed a team of 23 civil, structural, and fire protection engineers to study the performance of buildings at the World Trade Center site.

his article, drawn from the team’s preliminary report…presents some of the study’s more significant findings, the conclusions one can draw from them, and the issues most in need of further investigation.

Gene Corley, Ph.D., P.E., S.E., Late Senior Vice President at CTLGroup, wrote this August, 2002 Structural Engineer article.

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