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China to set up ministry of natural resources

China will set up a new ministry to protect and manage the country’s natural resources, according to a reform plan submitted to the national legislature on March 14th.
The restructuring of the State Council, China’s cabinet, is… more

Suzhou wood project wins 2018 BC Wood Design Awards

A timber structure project in Jiangsu Province has won the International Wood Design Award at the 2018 Wood Design Awards in Vancouver, Canada.
The Timber Structure Enterprise Pavilion at the Jiangsu Horticultural Expo in Suzhou was… more

Japan Housing Starts 2017 Year End Review

Considering that only a few years ago Japanese economists had previously expected housing starts to fall to the 800,000 mark by 2017, last year’s results of 964,041 units were indicative of continued building sector strength. The 2017… more

Tokachi 2×4 Association 40th Anniversary Tour Mission

To commemorate its 40th anniversary and further strengthen our ties with the Tokachi 2×4 Home Builders Association (twenty-three-member companies) COFI and the Alberta Government cohosted a tour mission with eleven delegates from this… more

Shandong to build tallest wood structure in China

Dingchi Wood Co of Shandong Province will build a six-story wood building, which will be the tallest wood structure in China.
The 23.55-meter tall building will be built in an industrial park in Penglai City with a total construction area… more

Mitsui Home Hokkaido’s New Sapporo Office Building

A positive trend for wood construction in Japan being more and more companies are expanding their business models beyond designing and building residential homes. “We Love 2×4” has been a long-time moto for years for Mitsui Home… more

Promoting 2×4 Midrise in Japan

On January 23rd Canada Wood’s Shawn Lawlor was invited to deliver a presentation on PFC Midrise construction trends in Canada as part of a symposium for architects and builders. The symposium was sponsored by Hasebe Corporation, a… more

China’s environment tax law comes into effect

As part of its effort to fight against pollution, China unveiled its first environmental protection tax law on January 1. The law replaces a decades-old pollutant discharge fee targeting enterprises and public institutions discharging… more