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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

Video Diary

Canada Wood Completes Third Reconstruction Project in Tohoku
Canada Wood Japan is pleased to present a video documentary on the third Canada Tohoku Reconstruction Project. The video traces the origin, construction and completion of the… more

China Green Building Experts Visit Canada

A delegation of fourteen green building experts led by the Vice Director of the China Green Building Council Zhang Hua, visited Canada June 1-6. Zhang Hua spoke at the Canada Green Building Council’s national conference and expo in… more

Family Hospice Kamonomiya House

On May 23rd, COFI Japan’s staff visited another first of its kind 2×4 fireproof structure being constructed in Odawara City, Kanagawa Prefecture. This project is being put up by a local builder,Iwasaki Kensetsu Kobou based in that… more

New Nursing Home in Fukushima

A new midsize elderly carefacility, Nursing Home Ryujin prepares to open its doors next month. This facility is located in Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture and will provide care for 49 senior residents in the prefecture that have been… more

QWEB Probes Korean wood market

Canada Wood Korea cooperated with the Quebec Wood Export Bureau to participate in the Seoul Furniture Expo 2014. Mr. Bruno Couture, Hardwood and Flooring Manager of the QWEB visited Seoul to man the booth for technical communication and… more

Architect-Inspector Training begins

Education and practical training of architects, inspectors, structural engineers, WFC builders and carpenters are intended to fill critical skills gaps preventing the wood method from reaching target levels and contribute towards… more

5 Star Construction Quality Inspection Manual

Korea Wood Construction Association in collaboration with Canada Wood Korea has published 5 Star Construction Quality Inspection Manual which contains more than 100 graphics and charts to help understanding basic do’s and… more

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Korean Economy, Construction & Lumber Shipments

Economy Update
Marking the fastest on-year gain since the first quarter of 2011, the South Korean economy grew 0.9% in the first quarter of 2014 from three months earlier as exports of tech and petrochemical products gained ground.
As the… more

China Green Building Association

May 29th, 2014 
Shanghai Green Building Association organized a green building trip to Landsea’s green building research centre on May 29th. Landsea is one of the top 100 real estate developers in China who has ambitions to be the… more

China Economy, Construction & Lumber Shipments

Economy
Partial economic indicators continue to highlight softening trends in China, evident since the latter part of 2013. These trends remain in line with general expectations, and as such, forecasts for Chinese economic growth are… more

Japan Economy, Construction & Lumber Shipments

Japan Economic Update
Japan’s GDP jumped to an annualized 5.9% in the January to March quarter thanks to a splurge of capital investment and consumer spending in advance of the consumption tax increase in April. Robust first quarter… more

Continuous Discussion on CLT JAS Standard

As one of the remaining challenges after the establishment of JAS*1 standard for cross laminated timber (CLT) in December 2013, is the fact that the species group concept for the boards has still not been accepted.  Recently COFI’s… more