Things I will look for:...
Here they discuss the upcoming report, Some points:
- It's 130 pages, which they mention several times
- There will be a 6 week public comment period
- (20:35) They ran a simulation of removing six floors worth of columns, and the building fell straight down (why they need to run a simulation for that is not clear).
- Hulsey will do a live (streamed) presentation on Sept 3rd, 5PM Pacific in Alaska.
- Hulsey will fly down to do another presentation at UC Berkely, sept 5th, 5PM
- Do they make ALL data available - the full ABACUS and SAP2000 models, all parameters, all runs? They promised full transparency
- Did they test any CD dynamic full collapse scenarios with accumulated damage to the structure - from hours of fire (weakend and failed connections on all fire floors, impact damage from WTC1 collapse, ...)? NIST's two simulations - one with impact damage, one without - showed that the outer appearance of how the perimeter comes down depends critically at least on prior damage to external columns on the south and west side
- Did they expand the area in which they looked for fire damage to more than just the two floors we know they considered earlier in the project?
- And of course any instance of making a global claim without covering (enveloping) the entire space of possibilities
- Do they reference and discuss all the other studies (ARUP, Weidlinger, ...), as well as the literature that builds on the NIST report - such as the papers that NIST's lead authors (McALister, Gross) themselves placed in prestigeous journals?
- Any unscientific references, any text passages copied&pasted from Truther works without proper attribution