Building Experts at the New Jersey Institute of Technology Available to Media


What: Two professors with knowledge of structural design are available to talk to media about why and how the Twin Towers collapsed.

Who: John Schuring, Ph.D., professor of civil engineering and the chairman of the department, has an expertise in structural design. He knows how the Twin Towers were built, with a tubular skin, and why they imploded. The Towers were built to implode; if one floor goes down, it causes a domino effect. After the floors collapse, the tubular skin exterior is without support and the buildings collapse. You can reach him either by phone or email. His phone is 973-596-5849. His email is Schuring@adm.njit.edu

Who: Jack Lebduska, A.I.A. is an adjunct professor in the New Jersey School of Architecture at NJIT. Jack's expertise is in building structure and safety. He specializes in building fire safety. He designed offices for clients in the World Trade Towers and knew the buildings well. He anticipated the quick collapse of the Towers. He can be reached at 908-459-5162. His email address is lebduska@goes.com.

When: Wednesday, Sept. 12-13, 2001

How: Call or email Schuring or Lebduska. Or contact the public relations department for more information.


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Contact Information:   Sheryl Weinstein
Robert Florida
Public Relations
(973) 596-3433