Faculty Advisor

Albano, Leonard D.


No tragedy exemplifies structural collapse more than the World Trade Center disasters which alerted the world to the inhibition of predicting unstable structural situations involved in a major building fire. The purpose of this IQP is to develop the framework for a tutorial aiding firefighters with the concepts of building construction. Such a tutorial will be useful for firefighters to learn more about structural hazards during a fire leading eventually towards a greater understanding of building collapse.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2005

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering