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SEPTEMBER 28, 2001
MCEER Researchers Study Structural Engineering And Emergency Response In Wake Of World Trade Center Attacks
BUFFALO, NY … The University at Buffalo's Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (MCEER) has received a National Science Foundation
(NSF) award to investigate damage to engineered structures and response of medical and emergency operations following the September 11 attack on the World Trade
Centers. The award is one of eight announced today by NSF.
- on-site inspections of the collapsed World Trade Center towers and surrounding buildings
- field investigations with hospital and emergency response personnel
- the collection of airborne and satellite information and imagery from before and after the attacks.
Researchers seek to gain better understanding of damage that occurred and demands that were placed on hospital and government emergency response systems
immediately following the disaster.
Data will be used to help improve the strength and performance of buildings and other structures during natural and other disasters, and to improve the
nation's response to such threats.