Faculty Advisor

Albano, Leonard D.


This project involved investigating the information accessible to Fire Investigators pertaining to principles of building construction. A national survey, interviews, and a literature review revealed a potential for supplementation. Our project team concluded that an interactive tutorial to help Fire Investigators identify building collapse dangers would be beneficial. Our expectation is that a visual mode of presentation will convey the information most effectively, allowing Fire Investigators to apply this information to real life situations and improve their occupational safety.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2005

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering