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China economy, housing & lumber shipments

Economy
China’s economy showed further signs of softening in July despite a burst of government stimulus measures, suggesting more policy support may be needed to keep growth on track as a property downturn worsens.
Unexpectedly weak… more

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Timber Structure Architecture Design Course 2014

For the second consecutive year, Canada Wood has supported an ambitious and highly productive summer intensive architectural studio in wood design for Chinese architecture students. This year’s studio, titled “Timber… more

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Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) gaining interest in China

Cross Laminated Timber is getting some level of interest from local builders in China. A local WFC builder, Hebei QianAn, has just launched a manufacturing line in Hebei to produce CLT from Grade 2 and better SPF lumber. The company has… more

Crown Homes opens Wenzhou branch office

Crown Homes, the largest wood frame builder in China, held an opening ceremony event on Aug 23 in Wenzhou, Zhejiang province to celebrate its new branch office launching in the region. Canada Wood staff Lance Tao and Travon Martez were… more

2×4 Hospice Opens

On July 5th, COFI Japan’s Kevin Bews attended the open house for Family Hospice Kamonomiya. Some of you may recall that I wrote an earlier piece on this project in May while it was under construction. Well that is history nowadays and… more

Five Elderly Care Projects in June

Japan 2×4 Home Builder Association reports processing five (5) elderly care facility fireproof approvals in June. Typically the association receives about 2 or 3 of these applications per month. However June proved to be an… more

Chinese instructors attend 3 week carpentry program

UFV Trades, Chilliwack, BC. August 4-22, 2014
Nine Chinese instructors from trade schools across China along with seven building company representatives have completed the first week of their 3 week wood frame construction program at the… more

Korean Architects Visit Calgary, Canmore & Banff.

The Alberta government (ESRD), the Alberta Forest Products Association (AFPA), and Alberta woodworks welcomed twenty Korean designers and builders to Alberta on July 10 & 11, 2014. The Korean delegation visited eight projects in two… more

Korea Wood Show 2014 Spectacular!

With Alberta’s SRD grant, CWK in collaboration with Media Wood held a full daylong WFC technical seminar during the Korea Wood Show 2014 to deliver wood technology and promote Canadian wood products to professionals and consumers…. more

Korean Economy, Housing & Lumber Shipments

Economy
The South Korean economy grew 0.6% in the second quarter of 2014 from three months earlier, growing at the slowest pace in five quarters mainly due to sluggish domestic demand that was hit by the mid-April Sewol ferry accident… more

Over 2,000 Chinese visit Canadian Wood Demo in Qingdao

July 19th-21st – Qingdao Trade Show
CW designed a wood house with complete decoration and framing section to show to public what is common in North America. The whole design was quite perceptual intuition and attractive, it gave the… more

China Wood Frame Design Competition Announced

Inside a historic wooden church in Beijing, Canada Wood and WFC Alliance had a joint press conference to announce the launch of a WFC design and project competition to over 35 attending general and trade media. A one-on-one interview… more

China Economy, Housing & Lumber Shipments

Economy
Government financial reforms could ease local government debt fears
In late June, China’s politburo agreed to fiscal and taxation reforms that were outlined
at last year’s Third Plenum, setting a deadline for implementation at… more