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Elderly Care Seminar – Bases Loaded Grand Slam

Last week I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Kitamura, owner and architect of a firm based in Nagano Prefecture, which specializes in designing care facilities in the region. It was just another typical “2×4 Elderly Project Seminar… more

Director’s Message

China’s Fire Code
An important and significant initiative for Canada Wood over the last 8 years has been collaboration on the national fire code with relevant Chinese authorities.   China’s fire code GB50016 sets out the… more

Michinokusou Medical Care Centre

The Aomori Social Welfare Corporation is at present constructing its second 2×4 fireproof project, a medical care complex to compliment and support its other senior care facilities in the area. The project called the Michinokusou… more

Japan Platform Frame Housing Share Reaches All Time High

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) housing statistics at the end of April showed that Platform frame share reached a new all-time high of 12.4% of the total housing starts in Japan since this construction… more

Preparatory Work for BEC and JTC Meetings in Vancouver

As a result of US-Japan Market-Oriented Sector-Selective (MOSS) talks that started in 1985, trilateral Building Expert Committee (BEC) and JAS Technical Committee (JTC) meetings have been held every year since 1990.  From the first… more

Rural Housing Opportunity in Guizhou, China

Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture in Guizhou province in southwest China is a mountainous region with a tradition of using wood as a main building material to build traditional post and beam structures. However, these… more

Crown Homes On-site Training for Suzhou Clubhouse

Crown Homes is in the process of setting up their own internal training program to create a team of specialists in wood frame construction.  Their goal is to have an internal training program that will produce wood frame construction… more

The First Wood Kindergarten in China

The first wood kindergarten in China is currently under construction in Wuhan, developed by Greenland. Greenland
was also the developer for the Xiang’e school in Dujiangyan after the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, its first venture into WFC…. more

China Economy, Construction & Lumber Shipments

The State of the Economy
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang told German business leaders that his country is confronted by “huge” challenges as it seeks 7% annual growth this decade, down from more than 10% in the previous 10 years. … more

Japan Economy , Construction & Lumber Shipments

Economy: How are Abenomics Working?
So far, so good. Since the Abe LDP government returned to power this past December the Japanese economy has been experiencing increased GDP growth, falling unemployment and a surge in equities. Despite a… more

Introducing the Korean 4-Plex: “The Peanut Condo”

In Korea, there are still many high-rise condominiums being constructed in urban areas due in part to being equipped with better infrastructure, convenience to facilities like
hospitals, schools and commercial buildings.  According to… more

Provincially owned GICO (Korea) Converts to Wood

Gyeonggi Urban Innovation
Corporation (GICO), one of the latest converters to
Canadian wood frame construction, is a provincially owned public enterprise
which engages in land, housing and new city development in Gyeonggi province
where… more

Korea Forest Rehab a Success

Korea is often recognized for its fast economic growth over the past decades but it is also an unprecedented model example in forest recovery, an achievement which should be actively promoted in the global society.
Self-sufficiency rate of… more

Korean Economy, Construction and Lumber Shipments

Economy:   South Korea, the export dependent country is losing their price competitiveness of export goods especially in automobiles and steel products due to the continued Japanese yen depreciation. The weak yen has led to an average 5%… more