The higher and larger a building is, the higher the requirements for the fire behavior of the utilized building materials. In addition, special buildings such as schools, hospitals and hotels are usually subject to strict fire-protection regulations - even if they are small or low-rise. We develop industry-oriented fire-protection solutions for wood and wood-based materials as well as innovative biocomposite materials. This also includes the determination of material characteristic values for building-material classification. In doing so, we are providing a contribution towards the increased utilization of renewable raw materials in the construction industry, particularly in multi-story buildings. We can also apply our expertise to the interior construction of vehicles.