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Proceedings from the MCEER Workshop on Lessons from the World Trade Center Terrorist Attack:
Management of Complex Civil Emergencies and Terrorism-Resistant Civil Engineering Design

held at the City University of New York, New York City     |   June 24-25, 2002



Monday, June 24

08:30 - 09:00
Registration - Concourse Lobby

09:00 - 09:15
Welcome/Introduction, Presentation of Workshop Objectives, and General Comments - Co-chairs of Workshop

09:15 - 10:45
How Did 9/11 Help NYC Cope with the Next Disaster?

Management of Complex Emergencies Perspective
Cruz Russell (New York-New Jersey Port Authority)

Engineering Preparedness Perspective
Gene Corley (CTL Group)

Engineering Response Perspective
Daniel Cuoco (LZA Technologies / Thornton Tomasetti Group)

Break - Concourse Lobby

11:00 - 12:00 noon
Workshop Discussion Session #1
Achieving Resilience in the Face of Complex Civil Emergencies
Moderator: Kathleen Tierney (MCEER/Disaster Research Center, University of Delaware)

Overview of Issues
Richard Little (National Research Council)

Local Government Issues; NYS Perspective
Edward F. Jacoby, Jr. (New York State Emergency Management Office)

Local Government Issues; A FEMA Perspective
Joseph Picciano (Federal Emergency Management Agency - Region II)

Owners' Perspective (large management complex)
Joseph Donovan (Carr America)

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
A sandwich buffet is provided for those who have pre-registered for the conference. However, the conference venue is conveniently located near 5th Avenue and 34th Street and several fast food options are nearby.

13:00 - 14:15 Session 1 (Continued)

Security in the Post 9/11 Environment
Randy Nason (C.H. Guernsey & Company)

The Trade-offs of Handling Risk and Resilience
David Hadden (ARUP)

How NYC Adopted Earthquake-resistant Design Codes
Richard Tomasetti (Thornton Tomasetti Group)

Discussion and Resolution of Issues from Session #1

14:15 - 17:00
Workshop Discussion Session #2
The Tools to Achieve Resilience - State-of-the-Art
Moderator: Michel Bruneau (MCEER/University at Buffalo)

Overview of Issues
Robert Smilowitz (Weidlinger Associates)

Strategies and Tools in Blast Engineering
Joseph Smith (ARA)

Strategies and Tools in Earthquake Engineering
Andrew Whittaker (University at Buffalo)

Easiest and Most Difficult Buildings to Implode
James Redyke (Dykon Blasting)


Anti-terrorism / Force Protection
Harold Sprague (B&V Special Projects)

Advanced Technologies to Achieve Seismic Resilience
Michael Constantinou (University at Buffalo)

Fire-related Issues
Paul Senseny (Factory Mutual Global)

Discussion and Resolution of Issues from Session #2

17:00 Day 1 Adjournment

Tuesday, June 25

08:30 - 08:45 Registration, Coffee - Concourse Lobby

08:45 -12:00 Workshop Discussion Session #3
The Tools to Achieve Resilience - The Future
Moderator: Thomas O'Rourke (MCEER/Cornell University)

Overview of Issues
John Crawford (Kazagozian and Case)

Performance Based Design for Fire
Brian Meacham (ARUP)

Performance Based Design in Earthquake Engineering
Ronald Hamburger (EQE)

Blast-mitigation Program at DOD
Frank Tyboroski (DOD)

Structural Control
Andrei Reinhorn (University at Buffalo)

Design of Mission-critical Facilities
Robert Bachman (Consultant)

Break - Concourse Lobby

Retrofit for Blast Mitigation Effects
Reed Mosher (USACE/ERDC)

Resilient Design using a Complex Adaptive Systems Approach
Gary Dargush (University at Buffalo)

Comparison of Building Responses under Blast and Earthquake Loadings; A Case Study
George Lee (MCEER/University at Buffalo)

Discussion and Resolution of Issues from Session #3

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
The conference venue is conveniently located near 5th Avenue and 34th Street with several nearby fast food options. Lunch will be provided to those who have pre-registered for the conference.

13:00 - 16:30 Workshop Discussion Session #4
The Political, Economic, and Engineering Fusion of Resilience-Enhancing Design
Moderator: Richard Little

Overview of Issues
Kathleen Tierney

Enhancing Resilience of Integrated Civil Infrastructure Systems
Rae Zimmerman (New York University, Institute for Civil Infrastructure Systems)

Response and Recovery Issues
Brent Woodworth (IBM)

How to Prepare for Anything but a Repeat of the Past
William Wallace (RPI)

MCEER Research to Integrate Multidisciplinary Aspects of Resilience
Michel Bruneau


Implementation of Resilience
Daniel Alesch (University of Wisconsin)

Implementation of an Innovative Design Solution for Blast-effects Mitigation Through Aggressive Multi-lateral Dissemination
David Houghton (Myers Houghton & Partners)

Richard Rotanz (Fire Department of New York City)

Strengthening Resilience through Remote Sensing Data Fusion: The World Trade Center Example
Charles Huyck (ImageCat, Inc.)

Issues Related to the Adoption of New Design Approaches to Produce More Disaster-resilient Structures
James Malley (Degenkolb Engineers)

Discussion and Resolution of Issues from Session #4

16:30 - 17:00 Closure: Summary of Outcomes
Co-chairs of the Workshop



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