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China Green Building Experts Visit Canada

A delegation of fourteen green building experts led by the Vice Director of the China Green Building Council Zhang Hua, visited Canada June 1-6. Zhang Hua spoke at the Canada Green Building Council’s national conference and expo in… more

Family Hospice Kamonomiya House

On May 23rd, COFI Japan’s staff visited another first of its kind 2×4 fireproof structure being constructed in Odawara City, Kanagawa Prefecture. This project is being put up by a local builder,Iwasaki Kensetsu Kobou based in that… more

New Nursing Home in Fukushima

A new midsize elderly carefacility, Nursing Home Ryujin prepares to open its doors next month. This facility is located in Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture and will provide care for 49 senior residents in the prefecture that have been… more

QWEB Probes Korean wood market

Canada Wood Korea cooperated with the Quebec Wood Export Bureau to participate in the Seoul Furniture Expo 2014. Mr. Bruno Couture, Hardwood and Flooring Manager of the QWEB visited Seoul to man the booth for technical communication and… more

Architect-Inspector Training begins

Education and practical training of architects, inspectors, structural engineers, WFC builders and carpenters are intended to fill critical skills gaps preventing the wood method from reaching target levels and contribute towards… more

5 Star Construction Quality Inspection Manual

Korea Wood Construction Association in collaboration with Canada Wood Korea has published 5 Star Construction Quality Inspection Manual which contains more than 100 graphics and charts to help understanding basic do’s and… more

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Korean Economy, Construction & Lumber Shipments

Economy Update
Marking the fastest on-year gain since the first quarter of 2011, the South Korean economy grew 0.9% in the first quarter of 2014 from three months earlier as exports of tech and petrochemical products gained ground.
As the… more

China Green Building Association

May 29th, 2014 
Shanghai Green Building Association organized a green building trip to Landsea’s green building research centre on May 29th. Landsea is one of the top 100 real estate developers in China who has ambitions to be the… more

China Economy, Construction & Lumber Shipments

Economy
Partial economic indicators continue to highlight softening trends in China, evident since the latter part of 2013. These trends remain in line with general expectations, and as such, forecasts for Chinese economic growth are… more

Japan Economy, Construction & Lumber Shipments

Japan Economic Update
Japan’s GDP jumped to an annualized 5.9% in the January to March quarter thanks to a splurge of capital investment and consumer spending in advance of the consumption tax increase in April. Robust first quarter… more

Continuous Discussion on CLT JAS Standard

As one of the remaining challenges after the establishment of JAS*1 standard for cross laminated timber (CLT) in December 2013, is the fact that the species group concept for the boards has still not been accepted.  Recently COFI’s… more

Fire Test Successful for PFC Floor Assembly

After the successful fire test for a PFC roof assembly, the floor assembly fire tests were also successful.  These tests are part of a Canada Wood FY2014-2015 market access project, where we are working on “Fireproof Testing of PFC Roof… more

PFC Flat Roof Structure Passes Fire Test

As one of Canada Wood FY2014-2015 market access projects, we are working on “Fireproof Testing of PFC Roof & Exterior Emergency Hallway Floor Assemblies for Large Scale Structures”.  We are conducting full sized fire tests for the… more

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Japan Economy, Housing & Lumber Shipments

Economy 
The Bank of Japan (BOJ) lowered growth forecasts for the current fiscal year down from 1.5% to 1.1%. The BOJ forecasts economic growth of 1.5% in fiscal 2015. Encouraged by signs that they are on track to reach their target of 2%… more

Record Year for 2×4 Fireproof Structures

The Japan 2×4 Home Builder Association reports a new record 289 units (98,876 m²) of fireproof approvals for the fiscal year 2013 (274 approvals in fiscal 2012) for a accumulative total of 2,306 units (561,896 m²) of 2×4… more