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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





How did 9/11 Help NYC Cope with the Next Disaster?

Engineering Preparedness Perspective of the World Trade Center Collapse
Gene Corley, Construction Technology Laboratories, Inc.

Achieving Resilience in the Face of Complex Civil Emergencies

A Unified Technology Transfer Approach to Improve Structural Resiliency for Earthquake, Blast and Other Extreme Loading Conditions
Richard Little, National Research Council

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

The Trade-offs of Handling Risk and Resilience
David Hadden, ARUP Security Consulting

How NYC Adopted Earthquake-Resistant Design Codes
Richard Tomasetti, Thornton Tomasetti Group

The Tools to Achieve Resilience--State-of-the-Art

The Tools to Achieve Resilience -- State-of-the-Art: Overview of Issues
Robert Smilowitz, Weidlinger Associates

Strategies and Tools in Blast Engineering
Joseph Smith, Applied Research Associates, Inc.

Easiest and Most Difficult Implosions
James Redyke, Dykon Demolition Group

Anti-Terrorism / Force Protection
Harold Sprague, Black & Veatch Special Projects Corp.

Advanced Technologies to Achieve Seismic Resilience
Michael Constantinou, University at Buffalo, State University of New York

Fire-Related Issues
Paul Senseny, Factory Mutual Global Research

The Tools to Achieve Resilience -- The Future

An Overview of the Tools Needed to Achieve Resilient Building Designs: The Future
John Crawford, Kazagozian and Case

Performance Based Design for Fire
Brian Meacham, ARUP Risk Consulting

Performance Based Design in Earthquake Engineering and Applications to Design for Terror Resistant Construction
Ronald Hamburger, Simpson, Gumpertz & Heger, Inc.

Blast-Mitigation Program at the Department of Defense
Douglas Sunshine and Frank Tyboroski, Department of Defense

Structural Control for Mitigation of Natural and Human-Made Disasters
Andrei Reinhorn, University at Buffalo, State University of New York

Design of Mission-Critical Facilities
Robert Bachman, Consultant

Retrofit for Blast Mitigation Effects
Reed Mosher, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center

Resilient Design Using a Complex Adaptive Systems Approach
Gary Dargush, Mark Green, Ramesh Sant, and Xiangjie Zhao, University at Buffalo, State University of New York

Comparison of Building Responses Under Blast and Earthquake Loadings--A Case Study
George Lee, Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research University at Buffalo, State University of New York

The Political, Economic and Engineering Fusion of Resilience-Enhancing Design

Overview: Conceptualizing and Measuring Resilience for Principal and Organizational Systems
Kathleen Tierney, Disaster Research Center, University of Delaware

Enhancing Resilience of Integrated Civil Infrastructure Systems
Rae Zimmerman, Institute for Civil Infrastructure Systems

World Trade Center Disaster: Response and Recovery Issues from the Private Sector Perspective
Brent H. Woodworth, IBM Crisis Response Team

Disruptions in Interdependent Infrastructures: A Network Flows Approach
William Wallace, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

MCEER Research to Integrate Multidisciplinary Aspects of Resilience Michel Bruneau, Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research/University at Buffalo, State University of New York

Understanding and Overcoming Obstacles to Hazard Mitigation
Daniel Alesch, University of Wisconsin

Implementation of an Innovative Design Solution for Blast-Effects Mitigation Through Aggressive Multi-Lateral Dissemination
David Houghton and Jesse E. Karns, Myers Houghton & Partners

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

Biographies of Presenters



Presentations and Additional Information (on CD-ROM)



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