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Korean firefighters attend fire investigation course

For Immediate Release 2015FLNR0271-001456 Sept. 8, 2015
Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations BC Wildfire Service
MERRITT – Smoke from a series of small, controlled spot fires may be visible from communities in the… more

Korea Economy, Housing Starts and Lumber Shipments

Economy Update
South Korea’s economy is recovering from the second-quarter slump triggered by the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome outbreak, but weak exports are weighing on its growth.
South Korea’s export, a key growth engine for the… more

Can I Borrow Your 2×4 Home?

A new trend has started to take off in Japan called “home-sharing”. Accordingly to local media reports the number of Japanese homeowners lending/sharing their homes to others is on the rise. The government of Japan has placed a quite a… more

BEC/JTC Delegates Visit Midply Job Site

The Building Experts Committee (BEC) and JAS Technical Committee meetings are the Canada-US-Japan trilateral meetings held annually to discuss technical issues in the building codes and JAS accreditation/standard system.  The meetings… more

PUR Accepted as JAS CLT Adhesives

MAFF* established a new JAS standard for cross laminated timber in December 2013 and enacted it in January, 2014.  The only adhesives stipulated in the standard were resorcinol resins, resorcinol phenol resins and emulsion polymer… more

BEC/JTC Meetings Held in Tokyo

From 14th to 15th of September, the 26th Canada-US-Japan trilateral Building Experts Committee (BEC) and JAS Technical Committee (JTC) meetings were held in Tokyo.  Canadian secretariat was from NRCan, US from USDA, Japan from Building… more

Japan Economy, Housing Starts and Lumber Shipments

Japan Economic Update: Abenomics Part Two? 
In September the LDP re-elected Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as party head, effectively extending his mandate. Following the controversial passage of national security legislation, the Prime… more

Four Fireproof Elderly Care Applications

The Japan 2×4 Home Builder Association reports accepting fireproof applications for four large elderly care facilities in July. These four platform frame construction projects are on the books to be constructed this fiscal year in… more

Wasshoi! Community Spirit & Summer Insanity in Japan

August marks the arrival of Matsuri or festivals in communities all across Japan. Just as thermometers surge into the to high 30s and the omnipresent cicadas stage a month long symphony of high pitched hissing, Japan gears up to party with… more

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Japan Economy, Construction & Lumber Shipments

Japan Economic Update: Abenomics Stall  
Japan’s economy hit the brakes in the April to June quarter, with annualized GDP posting a 1.6% contraction. Consumer spending dropped 3.1% over the same period as real wages are failing to keep… more

Korean designers attend 12-day Super-E workshop at UFV

Canada Wood Korea has successfully delivered the 11th Annual Advanced Technology Construction Training (ATCT) planned and conducted in collaboration with the Super E Office/Energy Efficient Exporters Alliance (EEEA), the University of the… more

QC Certification Program Celebrated

KWCA Marks 100th 5 Star Construction Quality Certification Application
Korea Wood Construction Association (KWCA) held a ceremony to mark the 100th application for 5 Star, a voluntary wooden construction quality certification program… more

50 Architects enroll in 2 day Wood Design Workshop

Korea Wood Construction Association (KWCA), the biggest and oldest wood frame construction and wood material related association in Korea has successfully conducted 2-day Wood Frame Structural Design Workshop for 49 builders and architects… more

Korean Economy, Construction & Lumber Shipments

Economy Update
The depreciation of the Chinese yuan ignited concerns across the world that the Chinese economy is worse than expected.  South Korea, as an export depending country, will likely suffer a direct or indirect impact from the… more

The Novartis Cafeteria ready to open

This is a 1200m2 cafeteria project in Shanghai designed by Japanese much acclaimed architect Kengo Kuma who enjoys the reputation for exquisite design that embraces wood element.  The pharma company Novartis is the owner of this building… more

Sino-Canada Eco-district project shows progress

The Sino-Canada Eco-District project, which is located in the Tianjin Binhai Tourism area is making progress. The project area is 1.8 km2 with the first phase over a five year period of about 1 Km2.  The current investors/developers of… more

China Economy, Construction, Lumber Shipments

The bank’s preliminary Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) came in at 49.6 in June, the highest in three months but still below the breakeven point of 50, HSBC said in a statement.The index, which is compiled by information… more