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Successful Fire Test for Service Equipment Openings

As part of ongoing work to advance fire resistive construction a 2-hour fire resistive test was conducted on May 25th for service equipment openings such as electric outlets.  After COFI and the Japan 2×4 Home Builders Association… more

Rakuwa Villa Opens

An impressively designed and constructed wooden elderly care facility, Rakuwa Villa Nursing Home, in the heart of Tokyo began operating on April 1, 2017. It is the second large 2×4 built public funded nursing home of its kind to be… more

Literature Renewal

The COFI SPF Group has just completed a major update of our popular “Nikkei Elderly Care Facilities” literature. This piece was originally designed and printed in 2008 and was 12 pages at the time. Over the years, this particular piece… more

Japan Economy & Housing Starts

Japan Q1 GDP grew at an annualized 1.2% rate. February industrial production posted a solid growth of 4.7%. February unemployment held at 2.8%, its lowest level since the early 1990s. The consumer price index edged up 0.2% in February…. more

KFS Sets up Secretariat to Prepare for ‘WCTE 2018’

The Korea Forest Service (KFS) and National Institute of Forest Science (NIFS) set up the secretariat of the ‘World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE)’ on March 27 and began to prepare for the conference in earnest.
The… more

KLIC Celebrates 50th Anniversary

The Korea Lumber Industry Cooperative (KLIC) celebrated the 50th anniversary of its foundation. On February 14, KLIC held the 50th regular general meeting and a commemorative event for the 50th anniversary of their foundation at the Korea… more

South Korean Economy, Housing & Lumber Shipments

Economy Update
Owing to increased construction investment and exports, South Korea’s economy grew at a fast pace in the first quarter of 2017 showing a 0.9% GDP increase from the previous quarter. Both construction and facility… more

Developing a Wood Culture Starts from an Early Age

Wood construction remains a widely unknown building system to many in China. Over the years, Canada Wood has spent significant efforts to cultivate a wood culture in the country. While usually we talk to university students and… more

China Makes Historic Strategic Move

Xi Jinping announces Xiongan New Area of Hebei Province as part of a measure to advance the development of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region. 
In April, China announced it will establish the Xiongan New Area in Hebei Province, as part of… more

Canada Wood Asian Manager’s Regional Meeting

A Canada Wood Asian manager’s regional meeting took place in Japan from April 25th to 28th. At the meeting, 15 persons from 5 countries (Canada, China, Korea, Indian and Japan) gathered to familiarize themselves with their colleagues and… more

Epiphany in Hunan

Epiphany – a sudden, intuitive perception or insight into the reality or essential meaning of something, usually initiated by some simple, homely, or commonplace occurrence or experience
Last week I had my first opportunity to… more

Meet Canadian architecture’s unlikely new idols

Written by Alex Bozikovic, The Globe and Mail
Uros Novakovic, Nicolas Koff and Sebastian Bartnicki – who run Toronto’s Office OU – won an international design competition to plan a National Museum Complex in South Korea, a triumph… more