NIST/NCST Teleconference
Advisory Committee Meeting:
Video Slide Presentation and Resources

December 18th, 2007

On Tuesday, December 18th, 2007, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., the National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee (NCST) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) met via teleconference to discuss their annual report as well as the status of the investigation of World Trade Center 7.

Two members of Scholars for 9/11 Truth & Justice were able to participate in the public comments section at the end of the call for 5 minutes each. They were architect Richard Gage, AIA, and attorney James Gourley.

This event was documented in its entirety in sound mp3 files and as a video with sound slideshow (created by a 911blogger user named 'windshield'). The slideshow also incorporates the PDF slides provided by NIST and images and names of most of the committee members as they speak on the call.

(Please note that the last person making a public comment, Jerry Leaphart has advocated hoax claims to NIST which have been refuted at the Journal of 9/11 Studies, The vast majority of researchers reject these claims, as described in the essay here.)

The primary purpose of the meeting according to NIST was:

1. For the NCST Advisory Committee to discuss its annual report to the Congress and,
2. For NIST to update the Committee on the status of the investigation of World Trade Center 7.


Currently, the best way to view the full video slide show is to download the DivX file. The file is large (270 MB) but easy to download. If you don't already have a DivX player, you can download the highly versatile and free VLC Player here.

Then, you can download the high quality DivX file (the video slideshow file) here.

The DivX streaming link, located on 911blogger, works only intermittently. That post is here.


The full phone call (113MB mp3 file) can be listened to here

Richard Gage's Comments alone (6MB mp3 file) can be listened to here

Event References

Meeting agenda

Opening Remarks and Overview of WTC 7 Investigation [PDF]
Dr. S. Shyam Sunder

WTC 7 Technical Approach and Status Summary [PDF]
Therese McAllister

Closed Captioning of 2007 NIST NCST Advisory Committee Meeting

Other Related References

Scholars and Family Members Submit Request for Correction to 9/11 NIST Report
April 14, 2007

Request for Correction by family members and the Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice [PDF]
April, 2007

NIST Status Update on World Trade Center 7 Investigation
June 29, 2007

NIST Response to STJ Request for Correction [PDF]
September 27, 2007

Appeal Filed with NIST, Persuant to Earlier Request for Correction [PDF]
October 25th, 2007

NIST Answers to Frequently Asked Questions - Supplement
December 14, 2007

Critiques of NIST's WTC Investigation

NIST's investigation of the World Trade Center disaster was initiated in late 2002, several months after the publication of the ASCE/FEMA's inconclusive Building Performance Study. Critics have examined both the conduct of NIST's investigation, and the content of its final report on the Twin Towers, published in late 2005.

NIST's Report on the Twin Towers

On June 25, 2005, NIST published the draft of its 'Final Report of the National Construction Safety Team on the Collapses of the World Trade Center Towers'.

NIST's World Trade Center FAQ

On August 30, 2006, the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) published fourteen frequently asked questions (FAQ) and answers to them.