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Structural (seismic) design Workshop

CWK in collaboration with Green Lab, Chungnam National University and Korea Forest Research Institute (KFRI) conducted a workshop on structural and seismic design for light-frame wood building being on Oct 31 and Nov 1, 2013 at KFRI… more

Korea Economy, Housing & Lumber Shipments

Economy:
South Korea’s on-year economic growth in 2013 recorded 2.8% owing to solid growth in exports, continued rising in private spending and big rebound of construction investment. South Korea logged a record-high trade surplus… more

Quality Support on Infill project

As reported in an August blog, Canada Wood continues to provide Quality Support services to developer/builder Changzhou Beimei on hotel and mall projects in Yinkou, Liaoning Changzhou Beimei  in Yingkou, Liaoning province.  The Hotel… more

Design Seminar in Chongqing

A seminar for designers was held October 28th in the mountain city of Chongqing. The venue is arguably one of the most attractive glulam buildings in China. The large impressive clubhouse, built by the same company that built the Hebei… more

China Economy, Housing & Lumber Shipments

Economy
The Third Plenum of a new Chinese Leadership ‘s mandate is the one at which the government’s economic and political agenda is normally presented. The plenum took place in mid-November and for this month’s report, we present… more

Japan Economy, Housing & Lumber Shipments

Economic Update: Almost A Year On, Are Abenomics Working?
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe returned the LDP to power in December 2012 based a on a  platform of revitalizing the Japanese economy and ending a two decade long deflationary spiral…. more

Codes & Standards Progresses on CLT in Japan

Since several developments for accepting CLT in Japanese codes & standard were reported previously (http://canadawood.org/?author=4), there has been some new progress.  In the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF),… more

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New JAS Standard Similar to SPS4 under Development

The JAS revision committee for dimension lumber started to prepare a new standard similar to the SPS4 “Special Products Standard for Finger Jointed Machine Graded Lumber” published by the NLGA.  The draft work started from a… more

SPF in Post and Beam Structure

On November 15th, COFI Japan’s Shawn Lawlor and Kevin Bews visited a new project under construction in Yamanashi Prefecture by Heart Builder, a medium size construction company based in Tokyo. The project is a two-storey 780 m² post and… more

The 14th WoodWorks Software Design Course begins

The 14th Software Design Course is underway. As one of the CWK supported Association-Based Training programs, this 20 week course will be run from October 19, 2013 and continue through until March, 2014.  A total of 17 enrolled WFC… more

Korea Economy, Housing & Lumber Shipments

Economy
South Korea logged a trade surplus for the 21st straight month in October, 2013 thanks to relatively robust exports growth showing $4.9 billion in trade surplus resulted from 7.2% on-year increase to $50.5 billion in exports and… more