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Minister Oliver promotes wood

Minister Joe Oliver of Natural Resources Canada visited Korea to meet Canada Wood Korea (CWK) staff and Korean industry leaders who utilize Canadian wood, learn about opportunities for Canadian wood exports to Korea and promote Canadian… more

Wood structures donated to charity

Canada Wood Korea in collaboration with Pusan National University and Pukyong National University has completed University based training at both PNU and BEXCO in Busan from September 10th to 16th. The week started with theory lectures on… more

Wood infill wall system okay for Korea

Canada Wood Korea held a round table discussion meeting with local architects and university professors, who are actively working in Busan and the Gyeongnam Province. This meeting was hosted at the Westin Chosun Hotel in Busan on September… more

Leading Architects Attract Attention

Canada Wood Korea and Korea Wood Construction Association held a one of a kind and very successful wood frame construction seminar in Busan, in conjunction with the 2012 Busan Kyunghyang Housing Fair on September 15, 2012.
Four architects,… more

Korean architects welcome WFC design tool

Single family and town house projects are being designed and inspected by registered architects. Architects are taking roles as not only material specifiers but also inspectors in order to maintain quality of these market sectors. Canada… more

Korea Economy, Housing and Lumber Shipments

Economic Update:
South Korea is the first-ever A-rated country for which all Big Three agencies upgraded the credit ratings in the same year. Moody’s and Fitch recently hiked their ratings for Korea by one notch to Aa3 and Aa,… more

Forestry Tour One to Remember for Chinese VIPs

Last week COFI hosted a lively group of 25 enthusiastic builders and designers from China.  Their goal over the seven day program was to learn as much as possible pertaining to the construction and design of wood buildings. 
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Chinese Builders, Designers and Developers Visit Canada

A delegation of 23 Chinese construction professionals went on an eight-day mission to BC in order to engage in technical exchange activities for modern wood frame construction technology. Since most of the delegates already had some basic… more

Chinese Economy, Housing and Lumber Shipments

China’s economy is stabilising on a lower trajectory, and remains on track to meet the Government target of 7.5 percent. The economy continues to rebalance towards consumption. Unemployment does not seem to be rising and wage growth… more

Post & Beam Manual Specifies Canadian Lumber Species

The Wooden Home Association (WHA) recently finished drafting a new structural design manual for their member companies as a guideline for wooden post and beam houses/buildings.  Section 2 of Chapter 1 explains what kind of lumber species… more

Japan Economy, Housing and Lumber Shipments

In July Japan’s unemployment rate held steady at 4.3%, while the industrial production index and consumption price indices fell 1% and 0.3% on signs of economic weakening. Softening in China and Southeast Asian markets is putting… more

Japan Real Estate Update

According to statistics recently released by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transportation & Tourism (MLIT) Japan real estate values continued to fall for the 21st consecutive year. However the pace of the decline has slowed… more

New Wood Industry Association Meets

China Modern Wood Frame Construction Technology Industry Association (China Association) was officially launched on August 8, 2012 in Yantai, Shandong province. In attendance were almost 200 members, including developers, builders,… more

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China Media Mission to British Columbia and Alberta

The July media mission to B.C. and Alberta was an excellent introduction to CBN (China Business Network) of Canadian light wood frame and heavy timber construction in the residential and non-residential sectors.  The link below is a video… more

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China Economy, Housing & Lumber Shipments

The State of the Economy
China’s economy showed extended signs of weakness in July with less-than-expected growth in a batch of key economic indicators, dampening wishes of a modest recovery in the second half. However, the CPI expanded… more

Mitsui Homes Model Home Demo in Dalian

This is Mitsui Homes first venture into the China market and Canada Wood China has agreed to provide the technical support during the construction of the model home in Dalian. It is a joint venture project between Mitsui Homes and Zhicheng… more

China Vocational Schools’ Mission to B.C.

Nine instructors from seven Chinese vocational schools and 4 officials from MOHURD visited Canada from Aug. 12th to 19th. This mission is a part of the vocational training program under NRCan/BC-MOHURD Cooperative Modern Wood Frame… more

The 4th Shanghai Wooden Green Residential Exhibition

The 4th Shanghai Wooden Green Residential Exhibition was held together with the 8th Shanghai International Energy-saving & Advanced Building Material Exhibition and 6 other trade shows related with construction industry. This gave… more