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Structural Engineering

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Structural Engineering

Structural Engineering

Structural Engineering

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Guests:

Ted Krauthammer
* Director, Protective Technology Center
* Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
* Penn State University
* University Park, Pennsylvania

Paul Mlakar
* Lead, American Society of Civil Engineers Pentagon Data Collection Team
* U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Engineer Research and Development Center
* Vicksburg, MS

W. Gene Corley
* Lead, American Society of Civil Engineers World Trade Center Data Collection Team
* Senior Vice President, Construction Technologies Laboratories
* Skokie, IL

Among the recovery and cleanup workers at the Pentagon and World Trade Centers sites are teams of engineers. They're trying to figure out precisely how the attacks affected the buildings, and how future construction might be made safer. In this hour of Science Friday, we'll take a look at what structural engineers hope to learn from the recent attacks, and what technologies exist to protect buildings from structural assaults.

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