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BEC/JTC Meetings Held in Tokyo

From 14th to 15th of September, the 26th Canada-US-Japan trilateral Building Experts Committee (BEC) and JAS Technical Committee (JTC) meetings were held in Tokyo.  Canadian secretariat was from NRCan, US from USDA, Japan from Building… more

Japan Economy, Housing Starts and Lumber Shipments

Japan Economic Update: Abenomics Part Two? 
In September the LDP re-elected Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as party head, effectively extending his mandate. Following the controversial passage of national security legislation, the Prime… more

Four Fireproof Elderly Care Applications

The Japan 2×4 Home Builder Association reports accepting fireproof applications for four large elderly care facilities in July. These four platform frame construction projects are on the books to be constructed this fiscal year in… more

Wasshoi! Community Spirit & Summer Insanity in Japan

August marks the arrival of Matsuri or festivals in communities all across Japan. Just as thermometers surge into the to high 30s and the omnipresent cicadas stage a month long symphony of high pitched hissing, Japan gears up to party with… more

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Japan Economy, Construction & Lumber Shipments

Japan Economic Update: Abenomics Stall  
Japan’s economy hit the brakes in the April to June quarter, with annualized GDP posting a 1.6% contraction. Consumer spending dropped 3.1% over the same period as real wages are failing to keep… more

Korean designers attend 12-day Super-E workshop at UFV

Canada Wood Korea has successfully delivered the 11th Annual Advanced Technology Construction Training (ATCT) planned and conducted in collaboration with the Super E Office/Energy Efficient Exporters Alliance (EEEA), the University of the… more

QC Certification Program Celebrated

KWCA Marks 100th 5 Star Construction Quality Certification Application
Korea Wood Construction Association (KWCA) held a ceremony to mark the 100th application for 5 Star, a voluntary wooden construction quality certification program… more

50 Architects enroll in 2 day Wood Design Workshop

Korea Wood Construction Association (KWCA), the biggest and oldest wood frame construction and wood material related association in Korea has successfully conducted 2-day Wood Frame Structural Design Workshop for 49 builders and architects… more

Korean Economy, Construction & Lumber Shipments

Economy Update
The depreciation of the Chinese yuan ignited concerns across the world that the Chinese economy is worse than expected.  South Korea, as an export depending country, will likely suffer a direct or indirect impact from the… more

The Novartis Cafeteria ready to open

This is a 1200m2 cafeteria project in Shanghai designed by Japanese much acclaimed architect Kengo Kuma who enjoys the reputation for exquisite design that embraces wood element.  The pharma company Novartis is the owner of this building… more

Sino-Canada Eco-district project shows progress

The Sino-Canada Eco-District project, which is located in the Tianjin Binhai Tourism area is making progress. The project area is 1.8 km2 with the first phase over a five year period of about 1 Km2.  The current investors/developers of… more

China Economy, Construction, Lumber Shipments

The bank’s preliminary Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) came in at 49.6 in June, the highest in three months but still below the breakeven point of 50, HSBC said in a statement.The index, which is compiled by information… more

Architect-Inspector Training Course Expands WFC in Korea

13th KWCA-WUC Architect-Inspector Training, a Canada Wood sponsored association-based training program delivered jointly by the Korea Wood Construction Association (KWCA) and Wood University Centre (WUC), has started its course on April… more

WFC Practical Training Workshop with Inha University

Seven days of the Annual WFC Practical Training Workshop, subtitled as CAN-KOR Wood Festival 2015, is underway in collaboration with Inha University, Korea Wood Construction Association (KWCA) and Canada Wood.
This year’s workshop,… more

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Korean Economy, Construction & Lumber Shipments

Economic Update:
South Korea lowered its 2015 economic growth outlook to 3.1%, citing slumping exports and the negative impact of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) outbreak.Killing 32 people since May 20, the outbreak of MERS has… more

WFC Practical Training Workshop

CAN-KOR Wood Festival 2015, with Inha University architecture students not only train them on WFC, but also brings joy to toddlers housed in an orphanage
Inha University’s architecture students have started to work on the design of… more