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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

Korea Economy, Construction & Lumber Shipments

Economy Update
South Korea’s economic growth slowed in the second quarter as the country was hit hard by the MERS outbreak and a severe drought.  The economy grew 0.3% in the second quarter of 2015, decelerating from a 0.8%… more

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Japan Economy, Construction & Lumber Shipments

Japan Economic Update
Japan’s economy continues along the path of recovery as the Nikkei 225 Index rose to 20,868 – the highest level in 18 years in June. The government improved its assessment of the economy as “picking up”,… more

Canadian Lumber School Symposium Launched

Canada Wood held a “Canadian Lumber School Symposium” at the Canadian Embassy on June 24th. The event was developed as an educational tool for younger to mid-level management in trading companies, forest products distributors and end… more

Greybook Publisher Endorses COFI’s Design Manual

Popularly known as HOWTEC, The Japan Housing and Wood Technology Centre, recently gave COFI an endorsement to the structural design manual for dimension lumber in P&B horizontal diaphragms.  HOWTEC publishes the “Greybook” that… more

CLT Technical Committee Releases FY2014 Report

Since 2013, MLIT* has funded a technical project to establish a CLT structural design guide.  On behalf of Dr. J. D. Barrett, emeritus professor of UBC, COFI has participated in the technical committee meetings for the project.  The… more

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Japan Economy, Construction & Lumber Shipments

Japan Economic Update: From Scandals to TPP
Two large financial scandals grabbed headlines in Tokyo over the past month. The first was the ballooning costs of Tokyo’s new stadium to be built for the 2020 Olympics. As costs jumped to 252… more

New Seniors Facilities Literature Released

A new piece of literature was developed for the Japanese market and released in July. This piece of literature, which is 36 pages and titled “Japanese Seniors Facilities – Living in Wood Buildings” was designed and printed by the… more

The Granddaddy

A uniquely designed and constructed wooden elderly care facility, Oyama-Cho Senior Care Complex, will soon be the Grand Poobah in terms of building size. The project is elderly care facility located about 100 km from Tokyo in Gotenba City,… more

GICO and Daljeon-ri Project Makes National TV News

KBS, Korean Broadcasting System, the largest national TV network in Korea, aired 1 minute 45 second long news segment about GICO’s Gapyeong Daljeon-ri Project as the first crown corporation’s participation in wood frame housing… more

Ribbon Cutting at Alberta Pavillion

The construction of Alberta Pavilion in Gangwon Province, designed by a Korean architect and built with Canadian wood products, has been completed and, on May 13, the ribbon cutting ceremony was held attended by Moon Soon Choi, governor of… more