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China Economy, Housing & Lumber Shipments

China Economic Update:
China’s economy is showing clear signs of stabilization, helped by policy support and some improvement in global demand, and is on track to meet the government’s 2013 growth target of 7.5 percent, the… more

First wood in-fill wall project in China underway

Changzhou Beimei is a developer/builder from Changzhou, Jiangsu province that Canada Wood has a technical agreement with to provide quality support on this infill wall project. The structure is a concrete one that will be a13 floor hotel… more

Vocational School Training 2nd year Kick-off

The goal of this program is to train teachers from technical schools about wood frame construction.  In return, they will begin teaching courses in their schools. From July 15-19th teachers from 10 new schools, along with the teachers… more

How to design a building surrounded by tall trees?

This fancy designed project is located in Nanjing, the capital city of Jiangsu Province. The function of this building complex is going to be a large-scale shopping mall and will be accessed by millions of local residents. The builder of… more

Gerald Epp presents at architecture forum in Beijing.

The Architecture and Structure 2013 forum was held in Beijing on August 23. This was a high level forum to show the most advanced design ideas and technologies of buildings in China. Besides the skyscrapers and long-spans, Canadian… more

China Economy, Construction & Lumber Shipments

Economic Update:
After seeing GDP growth ease persistently over the first half of this year, a number of economic indicators in July suggested that China’s slowdown may be bottoming out.

Industrial production, a close tracker of GDP,… more

Japan Economy, Housing & Lumber Shipments

Economic Update:
A string of positive economic data continued over the summer months. MLIT reported than between April and June, land values rose in 99 of 150 locations nationwide. Housing starts posted the 10th consecutive monthly rise in… more

Sendai Locals Expand Yuriage Public Market Project

This past May the Yuriage Public Market Project was completed in Natori City, Miyagi as the second project under the Canada Tohoku Reconstruction Project. The structures completed include two platform frame buildings housing commercial… more

P&B Design Manual Specifies Canadian Lumber

The Wooden Home Association (WHA: with 535 member companies recently drafted a design standard for post and beam structures.  This standard consists of approximately 330 pages and applies to the design work for both… more

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Architect-Inspector training course expand WFC in Korea

The KWCA-WUC Architect-Inspector Training Program is a new training program designed by the Canada Wood Korea (CWK) in collaboration with the Korea Wood Construction Association (KWCA) and the Wood University Center (WUC) to provide an… more

KIA-CWK Seminar Draws Large Professional Audience

More than 150 design and construction professionals attend wood frame construction seminar
Canada Wood Korea (CWK) in collaboration with the Korean Institute of Architects (KIA), chaired by Kwang Man Lee, who is also the President of… more

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New rental paradigm prevailing in Korean housing market

Korean rental paradigm is imminently shifting from jeonse system to monthly rental. Jeonse, or large-sum deposits, is a unique rental system that merits both to the owners and tenants in Korea but is losing its luster due to extremely low… more

Korea Economy, Housing and Lumber Shipments

Economic Update:
The South Korean economy grew 1.1% in the second quarter of 2013 from three months earlier owing to the strong government effort to stimulate the slowing economic recovery by expanding fiscal spending and front-loading its… more

CWK University-Based Trainings are underway

The second University & College Based-Training of Canada Wood Korea in FY 2013-14 has completed on July 11, 2013 at Kyung Hee University (KHU) in Yong-In City and Gyeonggi Arts Centre(GGAC) in Suwon, Gyeonggi-do. A total of 25… more

Largest Wood Frame Project in Korea Kicks Off

Canada Wood provides multi-national and multi-faceted technical transfer and quality supports for the project.
The construction of the Bukhangang Dongyeonjae Project, a joint venture between GICO (Gyeonggi Urban Innovation… more

Breathing Trees, Trees Where I rest…

Canada Wood Korea proudly held the award ceremony of ‘Canada-Korea Wood Design Competition’ at Korea Foundation in Seoul on July 8th in conjunction with concurrent ‘Canada Wood & Architecture’ exhibition… more