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Beyond Residential Housing

Kyowa Corporation, a construction company based in Aichi prefecture, sponsored a senior’s workshop on designing and constructing elderly care facilities in platform frame construction in Nagoya on May 16th in hopes to expand its business… more

Both Young & Elderly Cared for at Unique Facility

A new and distinct 2×4 care facility began operating this month that is geared to looking after both the young and old in Japan. This dual purpose building is a combination 1 and 3-storey structure which has a combined total floor… more

Canadian Lifestyle Theme for 24 House Development

Maple Village in Kasugai
Kyowa Corporation, a construction company based in Aichi prefecture, is building a new 2×4 housing subdivision and as luck would have it, there are lots for exactly twenty-four homes on the site. The housing… more

China Economy, Construction & Lumber Shipments

Economy
HSBC flash PMI signals persistent weakness in economy.
* Reinforces expectations of fresh policy stimulus
* Output sub-index at 13-month low
* New export orders at 23-month low
* Premier Li says 7-pct growth target achievable… more

Super E Workshop Draws 240 Design Professionals

Wood framed houses in Korea used to boast higher energy efficiency than other types of construction such as concrete or steel, because wood is a good insulator and most of houses have been built with R-19 insulation in 2X6 stud exterior… more

Korea Economy, Construction & Lumber Shipments

Economy
The South Korean economy expanded 3.3% in 2014 as increased facility investments offset slowing growth in construction investment and exports.Facility investment increased 5.8% in 2014, turning around from a 0.8% on-year… more

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Another Midply Project Earns MLIT Award

Following the large 5 storey Midply building project that MLIT* awarded last year, another PFC project that features the use of Midply was selected as a winner of the same innovative wooden building design award competition for this year. … more

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