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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

Canada Wood at the Green Building Show

Canada Wood had a major presence at this annual show, which took place from March 24th-26th.
The Opening and Plenary Session of the event was hosted by Former MOHURD Vice Minister Qiu Baoxing, currently President of the China Society for… more

China Economy, Construction & Lumber Shipments

Economy
At the closing press conference of the March annual session of the National People’s Congress, Premier Li Keqiang expressed determination to press ahead with reforms meant to reduce the Chinese government’s role in the… more

Korea Architecture Fair and Festival 2014

Korea Architecture Fair and Festival (KAFF) is an annual event organized by the Korea Institute of Registered Architects (KIRA), the largest organization in Korea for registered architects with more than 10,000 members. KAFF 2014, held… more

Sino-Canada Eco-District Mission to Canada

The Sino-Canada eco-district project is making progress with a timetable set for implementation. In September 2014 on the occasion of the visit of Minister Rickford to Beijing, the MOU between the Department of Natural Resources Canada… more

Two Year of the Goat, the Year of Evolution

You have probably already heard from news that this Chinese New Year is special because foreign media is debating whether the year of 2015 should be sheep, goat or ram? 12 years ago (the Chinese Zodiac is also 12 years cycle) this could… more

China Economy, Construction & Lumber Shipments

Economy
Hours after China’s central bank cut interest rates to battle slowing growth and rising deflationary risk, an official survey showed on Sunday that activity in China’s factory sector contracted for a second straight… more

Largest Non-Res Project Builder Simulates Midply

Japan’s largest wooden building will be achieved by using a Canadian technology in Adachi Ward, Tokyo. This 9,023 m2 wooden elderly care facility with 5 storeys is the first case where a Japanese designer adopted a high… more