Fire safety in timber buildings – Knowledge overview and research needs
Timber is a building material that in recent decades has evolved into new engineered timber products. This has allowed building construction to embrace the use of timber to a greater extent with new architectural possibilities together with the environmental benefits of using a natural and renewable material. Timber is a combustible material which offers challenges relating to fire safety in buildings that are constructed using it. This is especially true for buildings with fire safety strategies that rely on limited fire growth, safeguarding fire separations and structural stability.