Published: June 14, 2017

Renowned MSU expert on London fire

Contact(s): Patricia Mroczek College of Engineering office: (517) 432-1303, Andy Henion Media Communications office: (517) 355-3294 cell: (517) 281-6949

Venkatesh Kodur, MSU professor of civil and environmental engineering and a globally recognized expert on structure fires, can speak to the deadly London high-rise fire on June 14.

Among the topics Kodur can address:

*Why didn't firefighters learn not to rush into a burning high-rise after the tragedy of 911 in New York?

*One of the reasons the building didn't collapse is it caught on fire one half at a time, saving the structure from collapsing and causing more tragedy.

Kodur can be reached at (517) 353-9813, cell (517) 648-5698 or

Venkatesh Kodur, professor in the MSU Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Photo courtesy of the MSU College of Engineering.

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