Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth is pleased to announce the release of all input data, results data, and simulations that were used or generated during the University of Alaska Fairbanks World Trade Center Building 7 study.
Because the release of these files was delayed by two weeks, the deadline for the public comment period has been moved from November 1 to November 15, 2019.
Help Ensure an Open and Transparent Scientific Process Regarding WTC 7
The files contained in this download will enable any person with the requisite software tools to examine and replicate all of the computer analyses performed during this study.
Unfortunately, while the UAF research team has made all of its data available to the public, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has so far refused to practice the same level of transparency regarding its taxpayer-funded investigation into the collapse of WTC 7.
In 2009, then-NIST Director Patrick Gallagher issued a “Finding Regarding Public Safety Information” stating that the disclosure of certain information related to the NIST WTC 7 investigation “might jeopardize public safety.” Since then, NIST has cited this public safety exemption as grounds for withholding key portions of its modeling data and other information from members of the public — including from licensed engineers, whose foremost duty is to protect the safety, health, and welfare of the public.
In response to one engineer’s appeal of NIST’s decision to withhold this information, the U.S. Department of Commerce subsequently claimed that, if released, the withheld information “might provide instruction to groups and individuals that wish to learn how to simulate building collapse and devise ways to destroy buildings.”
Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, which represents thousands of professionals who are tasked with ensuring the public’s safety, vigorously objects to the withholding of any information related to the NIST WTC 7 investigation. It should be clear to all observers that the risk of anyone using this information to devise ways to destroy buildings is infinitesimal to zero and that the withholding of this information has merely served to prevent the public from scrutinizing the analyses performed by NIST.