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Tallest wood building construction proceeding smoothly

The National Institute of Forest Science (NIFoS) announced the 5 storey CLT wood building with CLT in 2018 which would be the tallest wood building in Korea. To enable it, NIFoS has conducted research and tests on structural performance,… more

South Korea Economy, Construction & Lumber Shipments

South Korea’s economy is expected to lose steam slightly in 2019 due to weakening exports and sluggish investment, coupled with the tepid domestic demand. South Korea’s GDP in 2019 is expected to grow 2.6% which is a slight drop from… more

Midply Makes It’s Debut at the Green Book Seminars

As reported in this blog in August 2018, the Midply Wall System has been officially positioned in the Japanese PFC building code by means of a revision to the “Green Book” structural design manual. Local building officials refer to… more

Canada Wood partners with Canada Pavilion at CIIE

Canada Wood China presented in Canadian Pavilion in the first China International Import Expo (CIIE) held in Shanghai from November 5 to 10, 2018.
The CIIE is an echo to President Xi’s announcement at the Belt and Road Forum in May… more

WFC projects awarded in tourism and healthcare

A total of 67 outstanding wood frame construction projects from 35 companies in the tourism and healthcare industries were awarded at the Sino-Canada Wood Conference in Beijing on December 12, 2018.
Organized by Canada Wood China, the… more

Tokachi 2×4 Association 40th Anniversary Event

The Tokachi 2×4 Association celebrated its 40th anniversary on October 24th and 25th. The organization is made up of twenty-two local 2×4 home builders and they design and build some of the best quality 2×4 homes in Japan…. more

Technical Approaches to NLT in Progress

Subsequently to establishing an NLT technical committee in April 2018, COFI and the Japan 2×4 Home Builders Association has been working together on several Nail Laminated Timber (NLT) test programs. One technical project is to… more

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Japan Housing Starts Summary for September 2018

In September total housing starts edged down 1.5% to 81,903 units. Owner occupied housing was unchanged compared to a 5.8% decrease in rental housing. Total wooden housing was also unchanged at 48,404 starts. However, weakness in rental… more

Korean Technical Mission Ends in Success

Canada Wood Korea has successfully completed its annual Technical Mission, visiting Canada and Japan from September 26 to October 7 with participation of 13 WFC industry leaders including renowned architects, structural engineers and… more