MSU to Host International Conference in Structural Fire Engineering

Venkatesh Kodur, director of MSU's Structural Fire Testing Facility

May 21, 2010

Structural fire engineering remains one of the least developed areas of engineering research today – even though there has been an increased focus on it following the collapse of the World Trade Center in 2001.

“If we want to have rational, cost-effective engineering design, it’s critical that we develop new technologies and have a fundamental understanding about how systems behave under fire,” said Venkatesh Kodur, professor of civil and environmental engineering and director of MSU’s Structural Fire Testing Facility.