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COST Action FP1404 - Fire Safe Use of Bio-Based Building Products



Status of Payments


  • Munich meeting: TRRs are under review.
  • Vienna meeting: Participants are asked to upload their TRRs with all supporting documents. The GH will review TRRs starting 6th August.

All other payments are transfered. If you expierience problems with past events not listed here, please contact the GH.

Newsletter - Summer 2017

Published 5 July 2017

Document N161-00 (PDF, 788 KB)

Expert meeting about Wood Modification (WG1/TG2)

Workshop in Vienna, 4th July 2017

Modification of wood is a challenging task and performed by materiel scientists which have limited background in fire science. The material modification should lead to a reliable use in general but more specifically it should meet country specific building regulations. Aim of the expert meeting of WG1/TG2 was to identify wood modification methods, their treatments and testing methods and standards and regulations.

Image: Experts participating at the meeting in Vienna

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Announcement No.1. on 2nd International Scientific Conference “Wood-Science-Economy”

Deadline for abstract submission has been extended until 30.06.2017.


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COST FP9 Position Paper

Published 7 June 2017

Document N160

Expert meeting of smouldering fire (WG1/TG3)

After an initial meeting in Prague, the 1st expert meeting took place in Munich

14 experts met in Munich to discuss the smouldering behaviour of materials and products, different test set-ups and approaches to control and avoid smouldering combustion.

Image: T.Kolb presenting a project about smouldering at Fraunhofer


News 2017-05-05

Version 4.0 of COST Vademecum published:

NEW COST Conference Grants introduced

COST Conference Grants are aimed at supporting PhD students and ECI* researchers from Participating ITC countries (Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Croatia, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Republic of Serbia and Turkey) to attend international science and technology related conferences not specifically organised by the COST Action. This rule applies to specific countries.

*An individual who is within a time span of up to 8 years from the date they obtained their PhD/doctorate (full-time equivalent).

→ For full details see page 37 of document N137-00 COST Vademecum 4.0 20170501 Download (PDF, 602 KB)

Grant holder manager at ETH: 


Announcement - COST Action FP1407 ModWoodLife

PhD Workshop Hamburg, Germany, 3rd - 5th July 2017

"Advanced understanding of the structural influences of bio-based lignocellulosic material - Future industrial applications in high added value wood modification products."

Scope & Program Download (PDF, 514 KB)





New budget for GP5 (2017-05-01 to 2018-04-30) was set by COST to 151k€

The COST Association set the budget for the next 12 month period to 151.000 Euro.

  • The budget will be used for STSM, meetings and dissemination activities.
  • 151k€ corresponds to 75% of the total budget used so far.
  • TG leaders will propose activities to allow continuation of joint work on our documents (guidelines, journal papers,....).
  • The Work and Budget Plan (WBP) will be discussed at the MC meeting in Prague, 2nd of February 2017.
mid term


Mid-term of COST Action FP1404

The COST Action FP1404 started 2 years ago on the 4th of December 2014.

  • The budget the EU/COST spent on our topic was about 200.000 Euro.
  • The Action formed 15 Task Groups and drafted about 130 documents.
  • The Action attracted over 200 experts from 30 European countries and established international contacts.
  • The Action exchanged 8 researchers.
  • The mid-term report is available for members at the internal section (LINK): N102-00.


Available positions at the National University of Ireland, Galway

With respect to the content of the following positions, COST Action FP 1404 would like to announce:


Proceedings available: COST FP1404 at WCTE 2016 in Vienna

The Mini-Sympoisium MS4-08 was organized by COST FP1404. We thank all contributing authors, reviewers and session chairs. In total six sessions were organized by COST FP1404. The proceedings with all 24 papers from presentations held in the mini sympsium MS4-08 can be found in the proceedings: (1.2 GB): LINK


WG1/TG1 - To all experts: Survey of thermal properties


To collect data of thermal properties, e.g. Heat Release Rates, Emissivity..., WG1/TG1 would like to collect information about products and material tested. Please use this LINK to answer the few questions.


WG3/TG3 - Survey for designers


We are seeking designers' opinions on the use of timber and other bio-based building materials, and have created a short survey (<5min) to gather these views throughout Europe and further afield. As the level of timber construction increases, it is important that both the correct research and relevant upgrading of codes and standards is undertaken. Please use this LINK to answer the few questions.

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