Fire Safe Use of Wood

Join the Global Network on Fire Safe Use of Wood

FSUW is a global network of experts focusing on the fire-safe application of wood in construction. Find out more about us and explore the vivid world of timber engineering.

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Stay updated with the latest news from the Fire Safe Use of Wood network and the world of fire safety in timber engineering.


Journals within the field

This page displays some of the most renown journals from the field of fire safety in structural timber engineering.

Get to know us

Learn more about the Fire Safe Use of Wood network and our international members, partner companies and institutions.

Codes and documents

This area of the website presents the most common existing codes and guidelines with regards to fire-safe design of timber buildings.

The latest events

Find the Meeting Minutes from the most recent gatherings as well as useful information about upcoming conferences.

TimFix Database

The TimFix Database contains information about a wide range of fire tests conducted in various countries worldwide.


Edited by Andrew Buchanan, PTL Structural Consultants, New Zealand and Birgit Östman, Linnaeus University, Sweden

This Open Access book is the first set of global guidelines for fire safe timber structures and wood products in buildings, developed by the Fire Safe Use of Wood global network. It is based on best current scientific knowledge, current codes and standards such as the Fire Part of Eurocode 5, and practical guidance. It provides details on separating, and on the load-bearing functions of timber structures, with information on the reaction to fire of timber and the performance of wood products according to different classification systems, with practical examples stressing the importance proper detailing in building design, active fire protection, and quality workmanship and inspection.

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Some of the companies, research institutes and associations that joined forces with us

"The FSUW network was initiated in 2002 by Finland and Sweden as a European network between researchers and industry. The main result was the European guideline 'Fire safety in timber buildings' published in 2010. After that the network has been extended globally which is natural since the need for fire safe timber buildings is worldwide. The network is of great value to exchange information, help and support each other with important questions on fire safety design of timber buildings. "
Birgit Östman
Emeritus in Building Technology, Linnaeus University (Sweden)
“With the rapid growth of mass timber structures in Australia, it is important that we don’t get ahead of the fire safety of these buildings. The Fire Safe Use of Wood International network has been invaluable to understand the latest in fire resistance technology for timber, as well as a source of research outcomes or advice.”
Andrew Dunn
CEO Timber Development Association
“The goal of FSUW is to promote performance-based design of timber buildings based on current research and international knowledge. This is necessary to deliver technical solutions around the world, including New Zealand, grounded by a common understanding of the behaviour of fires in timber structures.”
Andy Buchanan
Professor Emeritus in Timber Design, University of Canterbury (New Zealand)