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Taking Measure

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Richard G. Gann

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Richard G. Gann is the retired chief of the Fire Science Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). His 49-year career runs the gamut from basic fire science to its application in fire safety standards.  Among his 148 technical publications, he was the editor of the final NIST reports: The Collapses of the World Trade Center Towers and The Collapse of World Trade Center Building 7, and the 1200-page Advanced Technology for Fire Suppression in Aircraft