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NCE’s hot topics: World Trade Center ten years on - have the lessons been learnt?

NCE’s hot topics email this week is absorbed by the one story that is hitting the headlines — 10 years on from the unthinkable World Trade Center collapse what has changed.

WTC ten years on

World Trade Centre 9/11 attacks

World Trade Centre 9/11 attacks

The world’s leading structural experts told us that much more can still be done to protect inhabitants of super-tall buildings from another 9/11 style catastrophe. Read the exclusive here.

Incredibly, 16 of 30 hard-hitting recommendations from the official investigation into the Towers’ collapse are still to be addressed.

But experts also said that the attacks on the WTC have forced engineers to rethink tall building design. Read their views on what has changed in the past decade here.

In addition to these stories NCE has produced a special multimedia report that delves into our archive articles following the disaster as well as bringing together image galleries, videos and live webcams from the Ground Zero site today. Don’t forget to share the World Trade Center content with your friends and colleagues — this special report is available free to registered users of Registration is quick, simple and free, and allows you to sign up to a variety of NCE daily and weekly newsletters.


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And in other news…

On the eve of the 9/11 anniversary structures experts call for a change of economics to preserve the future of tall buildings; Engineers remain wary of boardroom gender quotas; and Highways Agency major projects boss Nirmal Kotecha has quit;


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