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UVic MBA Students Research for Canada Wood

An international MBA program from the University of Victoria is working in cooperation with Canada Wood to produce market research reports on issues in China. The group spent two weeks in Beijing and Shanghai meeting with experts in… more

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Better Home Mini Trade Show

 
China’s leading low carbon magazine (EcoNomy 碳商) organized a mini trade show at the lobby of Shanghai World Financial Centre Building, Shanghai’s highest skyscraper from April 14-18. Canada Wood, as a strategic… more

China Economy, Construction & Lumber Shipments

2014 Q1 China GDP Report

China’s 2014Q1 GDP growth rate came in at 7.4%. This is slightly higher than market expectation of 7.3% but lower than the stated target of 7.5%.
The Chinese government is unlikely to kick-start any major… more

Korea Economy, Housing, & Lumber Shipments

Economy
The 2013 South Korea’s economic data was revised in accordance with the system of national accounts (SNA) 2008, the latest version of the international statistical standard for calculating national accounts. Under the new… more

2014 Maple Gala – “Feast of Northern Lights”

CWK invited prominent architects, who have participated in one of CWK organized technical transfer programs and became advocates of using wood and leaders in expanding and opening new wood construction market in Korea, for a networking… more

3 Architects and 3 Colors Seminar in Gimcheon: A Surprise

3 leading architects with extensive portfolio of wood frame houses and wood buildings from affordable Peanut Houses (duplexes) to custom single family homes and institutional buildings were invited to share their experiences in design and… more

WFC 101 for New-to-Wood Architects

On March 7, 2014, CWK in collaboration with the Korea Wood Construction Association (KWCA) and HausStyle, a member of KWCA, held a full day intensive wood frame house design and construction seminar in Seoul for 20 design teams selected by… more

Canadians Show Strong Support for India’s Wood Market

First Time to India
I’ve recently returned from the India Wood 2014 exhibition in Bangalore, India. It was my first visit to India and my market knowledge was limited to two fundamental facts. First, India is a hardwood market, the… more

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Reconstruction in Tohoku

How the Japanese Physically Move Mountains
Japan recently marked the third anniversary since the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 11, 2011. I recently had the opportunity to drive up the Tohoku Coast to coordinate our third… more

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Japan Economy, Construction & Lumber Shipments

Economy
Signal Housing Industry Risks
This past March the LDP government tabled a revision to the Dispatch Worker Law which allows for temporary labour to be employed in all job categories, up from two dozen categories at present. With a… more

KWCA-CWK QS Workshops: More than Words

When I first started building houses, my dad helped me.  He started with a blank piece of paper and a pencil.  “This is a stud,” he said, as he drew a straight line on the page.  I shook my head.
A few lines later, he… more

University based training with Korea University, Seoul

CWK has successfully completed University-based training program with the Department of Architecture of Korea University (KU) in Seoul.  KU (http://www.korea.edu), founded in 1905, is widely acknowledged as one of the country’s… more

Developers and Architects Mission to B.C.

23 participants comprising of architects and developers, joined a recent mission to Vancouver, Whistler and Prince George from March 2 ~ 9, 2014.
Since the majority of them are professionals in the construction industry, they were… more

Korea Economy, Construction & Lumber Shipments

Economy
South Korea’s economy remains on a ‘moderate’ recovery path as domestic demand picks up and overall financial market conditions become stable based on the latest indicators for exports, consumption, investment,… more