Engineers at the University of Alsaka Fairbanks created computer models of the World Trade Center building 7 using the actual blueprints used during construction.
The study concluded after four years and found it was unlikely fires would have been sufficient to compromise the structure. A draft report of the study reads “The principal conclusion of our study is that fire did not cause the collapse of WTC 7 on 9/11, contrary to the conclusions of NIST and private engineering firms that studied the collapse,”
The study focused on how the buildings design would react to fires on the 13th floor, which is where most of the fires were claimed to have been. The study also factored in the NIST scenario.
An informational video on the study and funded by AE911Truth says “The models… show that the only way to replicate the observed collapse is to simulate the failure of every column at nearly the same time,
The study concluded by saying “
“Despite simulating a number of hypothetical scenarios, we were unable to identify any progressive sequence of failures that could have taken place on September 11, 2001, and caused a total collapse of the building, let alone the observed straight-down collapse with approximately 2.5 seconds of free fall and minimal differential movement of the exterior... it is our conclusion that the collapse of WTC 7 was a global failure involving the near simultaneous failure of all columns in the building and not a progressive collapse involving the sequential failure of columns throughout the building.“