The scientific originality and innovative nature of Action TU1207 is based on the strategic outlook that its participants have by virtue of their expertise and position in all key international committees in the field, which will allow them to not only direct the research to fill existing gaps, but also adapt and respond to new challenges.

The work plan will be continuously monitored and adjusted to accommodate unforeseen scientific and technological developments. The main scientific themes will be examined in four Scientific Working Groups (WG). Central to the activities of all WGs will be the preparation of state-of-the-art reports and the creation and maintenance of relevant databases of experimental results, as well as wish lists for future research projects.

WG1: Material Development and Characterisation
WG2: New Structures
WG3: Strengthening Applications
WG4: Whole-life-costing and life cycle assessments