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Ribbon Cutting at Alberta Pavillion

The construction of Alberta Pavilion in Gangwon Province, designed by a Korean architect and built with Canadian wood products, has been completed and, on May 13, the ribbon cutting ceremony was held attended by Moon Soon Choi, governor of… more

Korean Economy, Construction, Lumber Shipments

South Korea posted a trade surplus for the 39th month in a row in April of 2015 by reaching US$8.5 billion, up marginally from US$ 8.4 billion in March as imports dropped at a faster pace than exports.
Slump in major countries such as the… more

Japan Economy, Housing & Lumber Shipments

Japan’s Economy Posting Moderate Recovery & Household Savings Top Record
Exceeding analyst expectations, the Japanese economy registered an annualized growth rate of 2.4% between January and March 2015. The positive news pushed the… more

Japan JAS Lumber Council Graders Tour to B.C.

Between May 18th and 24th COFI Tokyo’s Fumoto san led a group of seven Japanese quality control staff from Mitsui Home, Taihei Housing and Mitsubishi Estate on an educational mission to Canada. The group visited Mid-Rise construction… more

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