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2×4 Association Conducts Seminars Explaining COFI’s Large Building Design Guide

Hidehiko Fumoto

By Hidehiko Fumoto

Deputy Director and Manager Technical Services, Canada Wood Japan

December 16, 2015

2Seminars in major Japanese cities commenced this month to explain the tips for designing and managing public/midrise PFC projects. Organized by the Japan 2×4 Home Builders Association, the new seminar series utilizes the newly published large scale 2×4 building design guide as a text book. This comprehensive text was jointly developed by COFI and the 2×4 Association this past year.

The target audiences are building officials of local governments, general contractors and designers who are familiar with public / large scale buildings with concrete/steel structures but have limited knowledge or experiences of wooden 2×4 structures.  Following the Hiroshima and Sapporo seminars, Japan 2×4 Home Builders Association assumes Tokyo and Osaka as additional seminar venues.  The seminars are co-sponsored by COFI, MLIT and the prefectural governments.