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Three Little Pigs 2X4 Episodes

COFI Japan has started a new PR initiative to promote 2×4 housing in Japan. To do so we’ve recently produce three YouTube 2×4 prommercials. A prommercial being an amalgamation of a TV like commercial and promotional video,… more

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Japan Economy, Housing & Lumber Shipments

The year of the monkey brings with it a string of troubling news for the Japanese economy. GDP shrank an annualized 1.4% in the final three months of 2015. The causes were multiple. Household spending fell 4.4 December for the 4th… more

Doggy’s Villa Hotel

Whoever said “it’s a dog’s life” has obviously not yet checked out this pooch palace. A new concept hotel has been recently built in Japan with various lodges designed and built out of platform frame construction (PFC)… more

Sunny Sunny Picnic Cafe

I suggest the next time you are in Tokyo to check out the Sunny Sunny Picnic Cafe. It is a cozy little place which is totally geared to rest and relaxation – mind, body, spirit and soul. One weekend, a friend and I stumbled upon it… more

PFC Noise Control Specialist Wins Ph.D

Tomohito Hirota, known as a PFC noise control specialist, is honoured with Ph.D. from Hokkai Gakuen University in Hokkaido.  From 2010 to 2011, he served as a chair of the editorial committee for making a PFC noise control handbook. … more

Successful completion of 2015 Korea Wood Design Awards

Korea Wood Design Awards celebrate excellence in wood design and construction projects showcasing innovative use of wood products and technologies. This year, the Korea Association of Wood Culture, the organizer of KWDA, received a total… more

B-to-B Seminar for wood construction professionals

CWK held a B-to-B Seminar for WFC professionals including members of the Wood University Centre (WUC) and the Korea Wood Construction Association (KWCA) at the seminar room of KOBACO located in Yangpyeong, Gyeonggi-do on November 14.
The… more

Ambassador Walsh Visits Charitable Organisation Pine Tree

In 2015, Canada Wood in collaboration with Inha University and the Korea Wood Construction Association held the WFC Practical Training Workshop at Pine Tree Home.
A wooden playhouse* was designed and built by architecture students of Inha… more

Korea Economy, Housing & Lumber Shipments

South Korean Economy
South Korea is now the world’s 6th-largest exporter in 2015 after China, the U.S., Germany, Japan and Netherlands, which is the highest ranking the country has ever reached.  South Korea’s trade rankings moved… more

An introduction to China’s Five-Year Plans

China’s five-year plan (FYP) is the country’s decision of social, economic and political aspects. Its full name is “The Five-Year Plan on National Economic and Social Development of People’s Republic of China”. The FYP is a… more

‘Tall Wood’ Code Options being Evaluated in China

In an interesting development, China’s Ministry of Housing, Urban and Rural Development (MOHURD) recently announced its intention to evaluate and draft within one year a ‘tall wood’ building code for loadbearing wood structures which… more

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COFI Achieves the First MLIT 2 Hour Fire Rating

As previously reported, COFI has been conducting 2-hour fire testing for PFC structural assemblies as part of the Canada Wood FY2015 market access projects.  We are pleased to advise that in December MLIT issued 3 certificates approving… more

Midply Forum Attracts Builders and Designers

On December 16th, 2015, the Centre for Better Living, one of the MILT-designated performance evaluation bodies in Tsukuba City, held a “Midply Forum” where they conducted a seminar and shear wall test demonstration.  The turnout was… more

Japan Economy, Housing, Lumber Shipments

Japan Economic Update: Tourism Adding Spark to Japanese Economy
Although the Japanese economy continues along its course of tepid recovery, double digit growth in the tourism industry is providing a welcome boost. According to the Cabinet… more