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To support the development of midrise wood construction in Japan, Canada Wood’s Fumoto-san led a group of building officials from Japan, who participated in the Canada-US-Japan trilateral meetings in Montreal September 26 to 28, on a… more
Thanks to the joint efforts of COFI Tokyo and Japan 2×4 Home Builders Association, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) issued 5 certificates for 2-hour fire resistive PFC structures which covered… more
In 2010, MLIT implemented an awards program “Innovative Sustainability Award”, for large scale projects promoting substantial wood use, leading to an effective measure of CO2 sequestration. The first building to win the MLIT Innovative… more
In early October, Canada Wood visited the Rakuwa 4 storey elderly care facility under construction in Tokyo’s central Bunkyo Ward. The project’s basement and first floor are constructed of reinforced concrete with floors 2, 3 and 4… more
On October 5th, Natural Resource Canada’s Assistant Deputy Minister, Glenn Mason and Canada Wood Japan’s, Shawn Lawlor, visited the Jericho Support Centre reconstruction project in Iwaki City, Fukushima to see how the community was… more
On September 12, 2016, a 5.4-magnitude earthquake occurred in the southern region near Gyeongju city, 371 kilometers southeast of Seoul. This quake was the strongest ever recorded in the country since KMA (Korea Meteorological… more
The 12th Annual Advanced Technology Construction Training (ATCT) was held at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) in Chilliwack, BC, Canada. This year’s program was from July 5 to 15 and totalled 22 professionals (6 architects, 10… more
South Korea is on the tall wood building bandwagon! The Central Laboratory of Forest Genetic Resources Department (FGRD) of the Korea Forest Research Institute (KFRI), completed in May 2016, is the largest wood frame construction in… more
South Korea’s GDP per capita reached US$27,214 in 2015 and is expected to touch the landmark US$30,000 level (be more specific, US$31,744) in 2018 contingent upon some economic conditions including annual GDP growth of… more
Canada Wood China’s University Education Program is designed to expose and educate aspiring architects and engineers to wood as a building material. The program aims to offset the sole availability of concrete and steel design… more
Written by Mr. Woo Tae-hee, Vice Minister for Energy and Trade
Since the Paris Climate Agreement last year, Korea has been sparing no effort to take preemptive policy action to brace for a low-carbon economy.
The Ministry of Industry,… more
Tai Jeong, Country Director, along with technical staffers of CWK gave special lectures on June 30 to the young future architects studying at Hanyang University as a part of the University-Based Training.
Tai and CWK staffers gave series… more