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Japan Economy, Housing & Lumber Shipments

Japan Economic Update
Starting on a positive note, the Ministry of Health and Welfare announced that 660,000 new graduates entered the work force in the new fiscal year starting in April. Employment levels in Japan remain comparatively… more

Korea shows appreciation of Canadian Veterans

As a member of the United Nations Command during the Korean War, Canada had contributed the third largest number of soldiers among the UNC allied countries. Every year, the Republic of Korea GO6 Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs… more

Construction inspection courses big hit in Korea

Multi-Family Wood Frame Construction training for architects and building inspectors is underway.
The 10th KWCA-WUC Multi-Story, Multi-Family Wood Frame Construction Training Course program, one of the CWK’s association-based… more

Wood Infill Wall becomes commercialized in Korea

Mr. Hyun Wook Lee of Kwang Jang Architects is well known architect who introduced wood frame duplex homes in Korea for the first time under the name of ‘Peanut House’. He has brought and developed this idea since 2009 when he… more

Premier heading to Korea

Premier Christy Clark is returning to Asia in May to lead her second jobs and trades mission to strengthen relationships with Japan, Korea and the Philippines while expanding markets for B.C. goods and services. Clark will lead a BC Green… more

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Korean Economy, Housing and Lumber Shipments

Economic Update
Korea’s year-on-year GDP for the first quarter of 2012 expanded 2.8%, the slowest on-year growth rate for two and a half years. But Korea’s economy grew at the fastest pace for a year on quarterly basis in… more

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Wood construction association to be established

The notion of the establishment of the China Modern Wood Frame Construction Industry Association has been greatly welcomedby developers, builders, suppliers, designers, and institutions. It is being established with the assistance of… more

Zhong An Construction Project

This is the first project involving wood trusses on new buildings that Canada Wood will be involved with, and likely the first in China.  These wood trusses will be on 37 low-density duplex concrete townhouses developed by the Zhong An… more

China Economy, Housing & Lumber Shipments

The State of the Economy
Constrained by sluggish domestic demand and sustained weaknesses of the Euro-zone economy, China’s GDP expanded by 8.1% in Q1 2012, lower than the consensus estimate of 8.3%.
“China’s economic… more

Greg Hoing Leaving Canada Wood

Deputy Managing Director of Canada Wood’s China operations Greg Hoing last week tendered his resignation, effective the end of April.   Greg will be moving on to work for Illinois Tool Works (ITW) in a management capacity as that firm… more

Lumber Shipments to Japan

BC softwood lumber export volume to Japan to end-Dec’11 reached 2.45 million cubic meters, a 0.16% increase over same period in 2010. Similarly, BC softwood lumber export value for 2011 reached $648 million, a 0.015% decrease over… more

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Renewal of Federal Funding

Finance Minister Jim Flaherty’s budget on March 29th included a welcome renewal of $105 million over two years for programs related to expanding market opportunities.  The new Expanding Market Opportunities Program (EMOP) rolls up… more

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Korean Economy

Korea posted a trade surplus of $2.20 billion in February buoyed by a steady rise in overseas demand for locally made goods. Exports came to $47.18 billion in February, up a solid 22.7% on-year, with imports jumping 23.6% to $44.98… more

My First 2×4 Home

Recently completed, Nursing Home Yuinosato’s staff gets ready to open its doors and welcome 29 local residents to their new home. This elderly care facility built in Niwa-gun, AichiPrefecture, is a single-storey 2×4 building. The… more

Popularity of 2×4 Housing Growing in Japan

According to the Government of Japan’s Cabinet Office survey released on February 2nd, the popularity of 2×4 single family homes is growing. The survey asked 1,489 consumers, “When purchasing a home, which type of construction… more

Wood Frame Training

On March 30th, Canada Wood College graduated students that attended the Builders Training program and students that attended the Designer Training Program at the Huairou Beijing Jingbei Vocational College. This was the first time that… more

MOHURD Green Building Show

Canada was featured prominently at the 8th MOHURD Green building Show that took place in Beijing from March 29th-31st.
The booth featured the various applications of both wood frame and heavy timber applications through the demonstration… more

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Wood Training at Chinese Universities

Timber Engineering Course at Tongji
A nine-week Timber Engineering Course at Tongji started Feb 27th. About 350-400 students took the course this year.
Prof. Frank Lam delivered part of the course at the beginning. Given the number of… more