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Proceedings of the Workshop on Lessons from the World Trade Center Terrorist Attack

Edited by Michel Bruneau

MCEER-02-SP08 | 10/18/2002 | 172 pages

About the Report:

TOC: The table of contents is provided.

Notes: A summary of this report can be viewed here. Information about MCEER's research efforts on the WTC disaster are described here.

Keywords: World Trade Center. New York City. Terrorism. Terrorism-resistant communities. Structural resiliency. Seismic resilience. Earthquake-resistant designs. Hazard mitigation. Disaster-resilient structures.

Abstract: This volume contains the proceedings of the "Workshop on Lessons from the World Trade Center Terrorist Attack: Management of Complex Civil Emergencies and Terrorism-Resistant Civil Engineering Design," conducted June 24-25, 2002, in New York. The objective of this workshop was to bring together leaders from the earthquake engineering community, the blast engineering community, the social sciences, and the emergency response community, to identify possible linkages between earthquake-protection and terrorism-protection issues, and how groups focusing on these two different problems could potentially work together in order to achieve terrorism-resistant communities and enhance earthquake engineering practice. Furthermore, the workshop examined the management of complex civil emergencies and terrorism-resistant civil engineering design. For the purposes of this workshop, the type of terrorist attacks considered was limited to bombings. Topics covered include: How Did 9/11 help NYC to Cope with the Next Disaster?; Achieving Resilience in the Face of Complex Civil Emergencies; The Tools to Achieve Resilience-State of the Art; The Tools to Achieve Resilience-The Future; and The Political, Economic, and Engineering Fusion of Resilience-Enhancing Design. Abstracts, recommendations, and short biographical sketches of most authors are included in the print volume. Two CD-ROMs containing most of the presentations accompany the text.