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March 10, 2015
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Dear Supporter,

We are asking you as one of our 116 AIA members to take an important action today.

This week, AE911Truth is submitting a resolution to be voted on at the 2015 AIA National Convention. The resolution will call upon the AIA Board of Directors to adopt an official Position Statement in which the AIA declares its support for a new investigation into the complete destruction of 7 World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. (See the full resolution language below).

In order to submit this resolution, we need the endorsement of at least 50 AIA members.

Also, we must email the resolution with these 50 or more signatures to the AIA by the close of business this Friday, March 13.

Will you please add your name to the list of AIA members endorsing this resolution? We’re counting on you to be one of the 50 or more of AE911Truth’s 116 AIA members who add their names to the resolution.

To add your name, please reply to this email with a very short statement indicating that you endorse the resolution, and please provide your AIA membership ID number.

After you carefully review the resolution language (see below), please be sure to respond quickly, so we don’t miss this important Friday, March 13th deadline.

If you have questions about the resolution, the Position Statement, or the process for passing a resolution at the AIA National Convention, please call me at (510) 292-4710.

Sincerely,



Richard Gage, AIA
Founder – Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth



Resolution Language
 
Title
7 World Trade Center
 
Intent
To cause the AIA to adopt a Position Statement in support of a new investigation into the complete collapse of 7 World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
 
Text
WHEREAS, under the AIA Public Policies and Position Statements, it is the responsibility of architects to design a resilient environment that can more successfully adapt to natural conditions and that can more readily absorb and recover from adverse events; and
 
WHEREAS, architects and others involved in the design and construction of buildings depend upon the information obtained from investigations into building failures to inform the development of model building codes; and
 
WHEREAS, on September 11, 2001, 7 World Trade Center, a 47-story high-rise building, suffered a complete collapse; and
 
WHEREAS, on November 20, 2008, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released the final report of its three-year investigation into the complete collapse of 7 World Trade Center, which concluded that fires, an unprecedented cause of failure for a modern high-rise building, were the primary cause of failure; and
 
WHEREAS, the cause of failure identified by the NIST investigation would mean that hundreds of high-rise buildings in the United States are susceptible to similar failure from fire; and
 
WHEREAS, thousands of members of the architecture and engineering professions, including the _____ sponsors of this resolution, believe the NIST investigation did not adhere to the standards of the scientific method and, as a result, the conclusions of the NIST investigation are fatally flawed;
 
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT the AIA Board of Directors will adopt a Position Statement, to be published in the AIA Directory of Public Policies and Position Statements, stating:
 
  • The AIA’s belief that incidents involving the catastrophic failure of buildings and other structures must be investigated using the highest standards of science-based investigation and analysis in order to provide accurate and meaningful information in the development of model building codes;

  • The AIA’s recognition that many members of the architecture profession believe the NIST investigation into the complete collapse of 7 World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 did not adhere to these standards and, as a result, the conclusions of the NIST investigation are fatally flawed;

  • The AIA’s belief that this perspective merits further study; and

  • The AIA’s support for a new investigation into the complete collapse of 7 World Trade Center.
 
It is advised that this Position Statement be incorporated as Position Statement #3 under the Construction Industry Regulation Public Policy. The recommended language of this Position Statement is as follows:
 
3. World Trade Center 7
 
The AIA believes that incidents involving the catastrophic failure of buildings and other structures must be investigated using the highest standards of science-based investigation and analysis in order to provide accurate and meaningful information in the development of model building codes. In adherence to the scientific method, investigations should:
 
  • Consider all available data;
  • Consider hypotheses that most readily explain the available data;
  • Test those hypotheses and analyze the results without bias; and
  • Provide for external review and replication by making all data available.
 
The AIA recognizes that many members of the architecture profession believe the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) investigation into the complete collapse of 7 World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 did not adhere to these standards and, as a result, the conclusions of the NIST investigation are fatally flawed. The AIA believes this perspective merits further study and supports a new investigation into the complete collapse of 7 World Trade Center.
 
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