Project: Fire resistance of Innovative Timber structures

The key objective for the project was to provide new possibilities for wood products in construction through proper fire design. The use of wood products is to be supported and stimulated by comprehensive and scientifically robust background data, which is presented in user-friendly and adapted tools for engineers and other stakeholders. The programme and its outcome are to facilitate and lead to simplified and quicker approval processes for wood products in buildings. This will increase the general public’s confidence and positive perception of and about wood products and timber structures. The vision was to ensure that the wider use of wood in buildings will be associated with improved fire safety. The project also built a knowledge base by promoting core competence and multidisciplinary research. The transfer of new knowledge will be enhanced by networking between research and industry.

Acronym FireInTimber
Duration 01/11/2007 - 31/03/2010
Website visit project website
Call JC1

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
Blaise Pascal University France
German Society of Wood Research Germany
University of Innsbruck Austria
SP Technical Research Institute of SE - Wood Technology Coordinator Sweden
European Confederation of Woodworking Industries Bois - Building With Wood Belgium
Vienna University of Technology Austria
Technical University of Munich - Chair for Timber Structures and Building Construction Germany
Wood Centre in Trondheim Norway
Holzforschung AT, ATn Forest Products Research Society Austria
Building Research Establishment Ltd United Kingdom
Technical Research Centre of FI Finland
Resand Estonia
Scientific and Technical Center for Building France
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich Switzerland