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China Economy, Housing Construction & Lumber Shipments

China Economy
The World Bank issued a June update on China’s economy with the following findings:

China’s economic growth is gradually slowing as the structural transformation of the economy continues.
Output grew by 7.7 percent in… more

Japan Economy, Housing, & Lumber Shipments

Japan Economy
In late June Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced the long awaited structural reform policies to stimulate Japan’s economy. Despite the wait the reform policies, known as the third arrow of Abenomics, largely fell short of… more

Korean Media highlights the merit of WFC homes

While more and more people are interested in wood-frame houses, many people do not know about houses and building built with wood. Luckily, two major evening news shows covered wood-frame houses and wooden buildings in May. The main media… more

48 Unit Wood Duplex Project Completely Sold!

All of the 48 units of wood frame 2 and 3 storey duplexes in a complex developed by Bernhaus in Dongtan New Town, one of new towns located in Gyeonggi Province, have been sold out. This duplex housing project is Bernhaus’ first large… more

South Korea free trade agreement great news for B.C.

STATEMENT by Premier Christy Clark and Teresa Wat, Minister of International Trade
Premier Christy Clark and Teresa Wat, Minister of International Trade and Minister Responsible for the Asia Pacific Strategy issued this statement… more

Korea Economy, Housing & Lumber Shipments

Korean Economy
The South Korean economy grew 3.9% on-year in the first quarter of 2014, quickening from a 3.7% growth three months earlier as demand for tech and petrochemical products rose in Europe and the USA.
South Korea’s… more

Japan’s First CLT Building Completed

The first Japanese building constructed with cross laminated timber (CLT) structure was completed in Ootoyo Town in Kochi Prefecture.  This dormitory building with a total floor area of 266 m2 was built as a pure CLT structure without… more

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