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Timber structure design competition seeks entries

Canada Wood China has again teamed up with university partners to hold a timber structure design competition this June as a part of continuous efforts to inspire interest in wood frame construction among future professionals.
The 3rd… more

The wooden ‘footbridge’ in Panmunjom

A bridge is a structure that connects the lands separated by a geographical obstacle such as a stream, canyon, etc. Bridges often signify connection, exchange, reunion, and mediation. The blue footbridge in Panmunjom, which was one of the… more

Fire safety symposiums held in Shanghai and Beijing

Canada Wood China joined European Wood to hold symposiums on fire safety in timber structures. The first was in Shanghai on April 27th while the second was in Beijing on April 28th.
The seminars attracted more than 400 industry… more

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Japan Housing Starts Summary for February & March 2018

Total February housing starts edged down 2.6% to 69,071 units. Wooden starts fell 3.2% to 38,340 units. Pre-fab housing fell 8% to 10,063 units. Post and beam housing declined 3.2% to 29,070. Platform frame starts fell 3.0% to 8,255 units…. more

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Japan Economic Update

According to Cabinet Office date, Japan’s first quarter GDP slipped by 0.2%, thereby ending two consecutive years of continuous growth. The decline was attributable to flat consumer spending and a slight decrease in capital investment…. more

Elderly Facility Suzuran

Yoshitaka Architects Engineers & Consultants has just finished another spectacularly designed and constructed 2×4 fireproof building in southern Japan. The architect firms latest work, is a long-term care geriatric health… more

Lumber Shipments

BC softwood lumber export volume to South Korea for the first two months of 2018 decreased 38.6% to 24,430 cubic meters as compared to 39,784 cubic meters for the same period of 2017.
This significant downward trajectory comes from many… more

Housing Construction

Due to the ongoing government intervention to curb rising house prices and cool down the overheated housing market, South Korea’s housing starts in number of buildings for the first two months of 2018 significantly decreased 36.4% to… more

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Economy Update

South Korea’s Gross Domestic Product increased 1.1% on-quarter in the first quarter of 2018 (2.8% increase from the first quarter of 2017), turning around from a 0.2% drop three months earlier thanks to increased investment and… more