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2×4 Fireproof Structures in 2015

There were 285 platform frame construction (PFC) fireproof building approvals processed in fiscal 2015 by the Japan 2×4 Home Builder Association for a combined total floor area of 79,475 m², an increase of 4% compared to the previous… more

SPF Reunion

A little while back, I made a trip with my wife to her hometown and unannounced to me I did not think this would turn into an SPF reunion. The long weekend getaway was just supposed to be forgetting about work and spent sharing meals and… more

All 2-Hour Fire Tests Completed with Success

COFI and the Japan 2×4 Home Builders Association have worked together to conduct a series of 2-hour fire tests for the PFC assemblies since the last fiscal year.  The partition walls and floor assemblies passed the test in May and… more

P&B Sector Adopting Midply Wall System

As a Canada Wood technical project, we have been working closely with 2×4 industry on Midply Wall System since 2010.  From this fiscal 2016, the post and beam building industry started to seek the possibility to apply this Canadian… more

New Chinese Policy Favors Wood

On May 4, 2016, Minister Chen highlighted the environmental benefits of wood compared to steel and concrete and discussed the need to promote wood construction. The speech detailed how the latest 5-year plan will impact the direction of… more

Japan Economy, Housing and Lumber Shipments

Japan Economic Update
The Japanese yen surged unexpectedly in April moving from 112yen to 106yen to the US dollar within a month to its strongest level in 18 months. Economic analysts are raising concerns that the strengthening yen is a… more

New Employment Opportunities with Canada Wood in Shanghai

Canada Wood Group looking for wood construction specialists for China. 
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
You will have a strong construction background. Ideally you will have climbed the construction ranks from a carpenter to site superintendent and… more

Korean Wood Industry Associations appreciate Canada Wood

Canada Wood Korea was invited two leading wood industry associations’ annual regular year-end meetings.  As an honorable guest, Country Director Mr. Jeong of CWK attended the 49th Annual Regular General Meeting of the Korea Lumber… more

Korea Economy, Housing Construction and Lumber Shipments

Economic Update
Although external risks such as the global economic slowdown, uncertainties over the U.S. interest rate policy and instability in emerging markets are still weighing on the South Korean economy that relies a lot on exports,… more