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Record Year for 2×4 Fireproof Care Facilities in Japan

The Japan 2×4 Home Builder Association reports a record 18 fireproof approval applications for elderly care related projects in the first eight months of this year (Jan – Aug, 2013). Compared to 13 approvals for the same period… more

Korea Economy, Housing & Lumber Shipments

Economic Update:
South Korea’s economic size has ranked 15th globally in 2012, remaining at the same spot for five years since 2008. South Korea’s nominal GDP grew 2% in 2012 to US$ 1.13 trillion up from US$1.11 trillion in the… more

Mid-Ply Research Presented at AIJ Annual Convention

The Architectural Institute of Japan (AIJ) held the annual convention from August 30th to September 1st at Hokkaido University in Sapporo.  At the technical sessions, two oral presentations were made on the Mid-Ply Wall System.  These… more

Thriving domestic tourism creates opportunities for wood

Travel and tourism within China is expected to grow 10% per year for the next ten years1. Tourism revenues reached $325 billion CAD in 2012. By 2020 tourism will account for 11% of China’s GDP. The impact on infrastructure and resort… more

Canadian International School in Kunshan

A Canadian International School is going to be built in Kunshan. The design team from B+H, a famous and professional Canadian design company, is taking care of the schematic design at this moment. The use of the wood elements and Canadian… more

China Economy, Housing & Lumber Shipments

China Economic Update:
China’s economy is showing clear signs of stabilization, helped by policy support and some improvement in global demand, and is on track to meet the government’s 2013 growth target of 7.5 percent, the… more

First wood in-fill wall project in China underway

Changzhou Beimei is a developer/builder from Changzhou, Jiangsu province that Canada Wood has a technical agreement with to provide quality support on this infill wall project. The structure is a concrete one that will be a13 floor hotel… more

Vocational School Training 2nd year Kick-off

The goal of this program is to train teachers from technical schools about wood frame construction.  In return, they will begin teaching courses in their schools. From July 15-19th teachers from 10 new schools, along with the teachers… more

How to design a building surrounded by tall trees?

This fancy designed project is located in Nanjing, the capital city of Jiangsu Province. The function of this building complex is going to be a large-scale shopping mall and will be accessed by millions of local residents. The builder of… more

Gerald Epp presents at architecture forum in Beijing.

The Architecture and Structure 2013 forum was held in Beijing on August 23. This was a high level forum to show the most advanced design ideas and technologies of buildings in China. Besides the skyscrapers and long-spans, Canadian… more

China Economy, Construction & Lumber Shipments

Economic Update:
After seeing GDP growth ease persistently over the first half of this year, a number of economic indicators in July suggested that China’s slowdown may be bottoming out.

Industrial production, a close tracker of GDP,… more

Japan Economy, Housing & Lumber Shipments

Economic Update:
A string of positive economic data continued over the summer months. MLIT reported than between April and June, land values rose in 99 of 150 locations nationwide. Housing starts posted the 10th consecutive monthly rise in… more

Sendai Locals Expand Yuriage Public Market Project

This past May the Yuriage Public Market Project was completed in Natori City, Miyagi as the second project under the Canada Tohoku Reconstruction Project. The structures completed include two platform frame buildings housing commercial… more

P&B Design Manual Specifies Canadian Lumber

The Wooden Home Association (WHA: www.mokujukyo.or.jp) with 535 member companies recently drafted a design standard for post and beam structures.  This standard consists of approximately 330 pages and applies to the design work for both… more