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TUD COST Action C17
Built Heritage: Fire Loss to Historic Buildings

The main objective of the Action was the definition, at a European level, of the degree of loss to “Built Heritage” through the effects of fire and the proposal of remedial actions and recommendations to combat such loss, using minimal invasive techniques.

A first area of interest was mainly objective-oriented and aims at several practical issues, such as optimizing fire detection methods and developing fire-fighting strategies. The final objective is to protect human health and life, to conserve cultural heritage and to prevent material loss in general.

The second area of interest was method-oriented and aimed to develop or to improve the different scientific (engineering and physics) tools, which are required for the realization and execution of the above-mentioned tasks.

A huge communication activity was undertaken by COST C17 members in different international conference in order to disseminate the Action’s results.

(Descriptions are provided by the Actions directly via e-COST.)

General Information*

Chair of the Action:

Mr Ingval MAXWELL (UK)

Science officer of the Action:

Dr Mickael PERO

Administrative officer of the Action:

Ms Carmencita MALIMBAN


Action Fact Sheet

Download AFS as .RTF

Memorandum of Understanding

Download MoU as PDF

Evaluation Report

Download Evaluation Report as PDF

Final Report

Download Final Report as PDF


Action website:

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Last updated: 02 May 2011 top of page