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Japan Economy, Housing and Lumber Shipments

Economy
As was widely expected, April’s consumption tax increase from 5 to 8% is precipitating economic contraction in the second quarter. Although Japan posted impressive real annualised GDP growth of 6.7% between January and March,… more

Korean Architects Visit Western Canada

July 6-15, 2014: Kelowna, Calgary & Vancouver
Twenty-five Korean architects visited Western Canada to learn more about wood design and construction. The delegation visited 25 diverse residential, commercial, industrial, educational,… more

Visit to Quacent, Dalian

CW visited Quacent on June 25th . Quacent is a Chinese company from Dalian with connections to Canada. They build light wood frame and SIP panel designs. They have distinguished themselves from other builders in China by focusing on their… more

Biyun Community Running for International Green Awards

According to the Shanghai Daily, SHANGHAI’S Biyun International Community where Dream Home Canada—Canada Wood Office is located is representing China in an international competition showcasing good practice in residential… more

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ECO-NOMY Salon on The Future of Forest Economy

The topic of this green economy salon was the future of forest economy. It was hosted by ECO-NOMY Magazine who concentrated on the content of sustainable development.
This salon was also part of 2014 International Student Conference, which… more

China Economy, Housing Construction & Lumber Shipments

China Economy
The World Bank issued a June update on China’s economy with the following findings:

China’s economic growth is gradually slowing as the structural transformation of the economy continues.
Output grew by 7.7 percent in… more

Japan Economy, Housing, & Lumber Shipments

Japan Economy
In late June Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced the long awaited structural reform policies to stimulate Japan’s economy. Despite the wait the reform policies, known as the third arrow of Abenomics, largely fell short of… more

Korean Media highlights the merit of WFC homes

While more and more people are interested in wood-frame houses, many people do not know about houses and building built with wood. Luckily, two major evening news shows covered wood-frame houses and wooden buildings in May. The main media… more

48 Unit Wood Duplex Project Completely Sold!

All of the 48 units of wood frame 2 and 3 storey duplexes in a complex developed by Bernhaus in Dongtan New Town, one of new towns located in Gyeonggi Province, have been sold out. This duplex housing project is Bernhaus’ first large… more

South Korea free trade agreement great news for B.C.

STATEMENT by Premier Christy Clark and Teresa Wat, Minister of International Trade
Premier Christy Clark and Teresa Wat, Minister of International Trade and Minister Responsible for the Asia Pacific Strategy issued this statement… more

Korea Economy, Housing & Lumber Shipments

Korean Economy
The South Korean economy grew 3.9% on-year in the first quarter of 2014, quickening from a 3.7% growth three months earlier as demand for tech and petrochemical products rose in Europe and the USA.
South Korea’s… more

Japan’s First CLT Building Completed

The first Japanese building constructed with cross laminated timber (CLT) structure was completed in Ootoyo Town in Kochi Prefecture.  This dormitory building with a total floor area of 266 m2 was built as a pure CLT structure without… more

Niigata’s First 2X4 Elderly Care Facility Underway

A new large facility for seniors, Nursing Home Paru Confy Hidamarien is under construction in Shinhatsuta City, Niigata Prefecture. It is the first fireproof 2×4 elderly care facility to be constructed in Niigata prefecture. The total… more

Second Nursing Home in Yamagata Opens

Nursing Home Murayama begins operations in Murayama City, Yamagata Prefecture.  This is the second elderly care 2×4 fireproof building to be constructed in this prefecture. The two-storey facility is 1,670 m² and consumed roughly… more

Elderly Care Innovation Forum

The Elderly Care Innovation Forum, which organized by China Real Estate Managers Association, was held in Yinchuan, Ningxia province from April 19-20. There were over 300 officials, professors, developers, service providers and planners… more