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Both Young & Elderly Cared for at Unique Facility

A new and distinct 2×4 care facility began operating this month that is geared to looking after both the young and old in Japan. This dual purpose building is a combination 1 and 3-storey structure which has a combined total floor… more

Canadian Lifestyle Theme for 24 House Development

Maple Village in Kasugai
Kyowa Corporation, a construction company based in Aichi prefecture, is building a new 2×4 housing subdivision and as luck would have it, there are lots for exactly twenty-four homes on the site. The housing… more

China Economy, Construction & Lumber Shipments

Economy
HSBC flash PMI signals persistent weakness in economy.
* Reinforces expectations of fresh policy stimulus
* Output sub-index at 13-month low
* New export orders at 23-month low
* Premier Li says 7-pct growth target achievable… more

Super E Workshop Draws 240 Design Professionals

Wood framed houses in Korea used to boast higher energy efficiency than other types of construction such as concrete or steel, because wood is a good insulator and most of houses have been built with R-19 insulation in 2X6 stud exterior… more

Korea Economy, Construction & Lumber Shipments

Economy
The South Korean economy expanded 3.3% in 2014 as increased facility investments offset slowing growth in construction investment and exports.Facility investment increased 5.8% in 2014, turning around from a 0.8% on-year… more

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Another Midply Project Earns MLIT Award

Following the large 5 storey Midply building project that MLIT* awarded last year, another PFC project that features the use of Midply was selected as a winner of the same innovative wooden building design award competition for this year. … more

Midply Successfully Pre-Tests for a 2-Hour Fire Rating

Seeking to break through the 2 hour fire rating barrier, both the 2×4 and P&B sectors have started to conduct preliminary tests to assess the feasibility of achieving 2-hour fire resistive ministerial approvals. The 2-hour fire… more

Revision of Shear Wall Multiplier Notifications

Under the prescriptive building code in Japan, seismic resistivity of shear walls is indicated as shear wall multiplier in MLIT* notifications. As for the wall specifications not listed in the notifications, building material manufacturers… more

Medical Home Flower Search Obu

A beautifully designed and built large platform frame elderly care facility will open its doors in Obu, Aichi, Japan on May 5th, 2015. Obu is a city located in Aichi Prefecture with a population of approximately 90,000 and is bordered by… more

2×4 Fireproof Structures in Japan

The Japan 2×4 Home Builder Association reported another strong year for fireproof building approvals with 275 applications being processed for a combined total floor area of 88,240 m² for the fiscal year 2014 (289 units for an… more

Japan Economy, Housing and Lumber Shipments

Two Years On: Abenomics & Japan’s Aggressive Monetary Easing Program
In March of 2013 Prime Minister Shinzo Abe tapped Haruhiko Kuroda to serve as the Bank of Japan’s Governor with a clear mandate to end the country’s… more

Chinese Architects and Developers Visit Canada

Some 40 Chinese architects and developers visited B.C from March 1-8. The purpose of the mission was to inspire and stimulate Chinese designers/developers’ interest in modern timber structures as well as to gain a better knowledge… more

Winning Design now a reality in Suzhou

The Winning Design of 2014 Timber Structure Architectural Design Course named “Dragon Bench” was made into a real structure and is now sited at the entrance of Suzhou (Jinfeng) Urban Design Industry Park, right in front of a… more

China Economy, Construction and Lumber Shipments

Economy
China is calling it “steady growth.” But as the world’s second-largest economy huffed out its most anemic quarter in six years, it came with new signs that the slowdown is gathering momentum and more dramatic intervention… more