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PRESS CONFERENCE WEBCAST
with telephone question call-in feature

Originally broadcast live on
Friday, September 14, 2001

EMINENT ENGINEERS TO LEAD FORENSIC ENGINEERING TEAMS TO INVESTIGATE SEPTEMBER 11 TRAGEDIES IN NEW YORK CITY AND WASHINGTON, DC; ENGINEERS APPEAL FOR VIDEO FOOTAGE TO AID INVESTIGATION

EVENT DESCRIPTION: The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is funding the formation of two forensic teams to study the catastrophic collapse of the World Trade Center towers and the extensive damage to the Pentagon. Following search and recovery efforts, the teams will go to the scenes of the attacks to gain a better understanding of the chain of events. They will study the response of the buildings to the attacks in order to learn what improvements need to be made to the design of future structures.

This briefing via teleconference is convened by the ASCE to announce the principal investigators of the World Trade Center collapse forensic engineering and the Pentagon attack forensic engineering study. Engineers will appeal directly to media for attack footage of the tragedy to aid in the investigation.

Participants:

H. Gerard Schwartz, Jr. Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE

American Society of Civil Engineers, President-elect

W. Gene Corley, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator, Murrah Federal Office Building Forensic Investigation, Senior Vice President, Construction Technologies Laboratories, Expert in building collapse investigations, building codes and reinforced concrete.

Paul Mlakar, Ph.D., P.E.
Investigator, Murrah Federal Office Building Forensic Investigation, Technical Director, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Engineer Research and Development Center, Expert in blast-resistant design.


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