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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

New Digs for the Three Little Pigs

I am pleased to announce that the three little pigs have moved into a brand spanking new 2×4 home. Yes, they decided to pull up stakes and trade in their old and cold brick house in favour of a new warm, safe and comfortable 2×4… more

Wood Future

Now that the turkey has been carved and the tree put away as another Christmas has come and gone, what will this New Year be like!? Well it is hard to say right now with the recent turmoil in the world’s stock markets and it’s any ones… more

Small Builder Thinking BIG

I have reported some very large 2×4 projects being built in Japan over the years, but on a magnificent sunny day here in early October, I had the pleasure of meeting a small builder who is thinking quite BIG. The builder, Koki Kobo… more

Two, Three & now Four-storeys . . .

Two, three and now four-storeys… Mr. & Mrs. Yamada, the owner’s of Manten Social Welfare Corporation are on a roll and just keep going up… The married couple joined COFI’s Elderly Care Tour Mission to Canada in 2010, and now is… more

Technical Seminar on Treated Wood

Canada Wood Korea conducted the technical seminar on October 5, 2015 to inform major stakeholders of wood treatment in Korea on 1) penetration characteristics of ACQ’s ingredients to refractory species, 2) latest development in incising… more

Korea Economy, Housing & Lumber Shipments

Korea Economic Update
Entering the New Year, the South Korean economy finds itself besieged by a complex set of external and internal risks such as China’s deepening slowdown, a prolonged downturn in international crude prices and the… more

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Japan Economy, Housing Starts & Lumber Shipments

Japan Economic Update:
Japan edged its way out of recession as annualized GDP rose to 1.0% in the three months ending in September, following a contraction of 0.5% in the previous quarter. The increase was attributable to an 11% rise in… more

Progressing Ahead with the 6-Storey 2×4 Demo Project

As reported this past May, the first 6-storey PFC building earned the MLIT* innovative wooden building award.  This building features Midply Wall System and was planned as a demonstration project in a Building Research Institute (BRI)… more

Canada Wood Group Impact Report

The Canada Wood Group (CWG) helps Canadian wood products manufacturers diversify and expand export opportunities in traditional and emerging markets.
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