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Japan Economy & Housing Starts

Japan Economic Update
Following the surprise results of the Brexit vote in favour of Britain’s secession from Europe, global currency markets underwent a sharp round of volatility in June. The Japanese yen strengthening dramatically as… more

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Canada Wood Group Hires Second Representative in India

Canada Wood Group (CWG) announces the hiring of Mr. Raj Singh as Business Development Manager to be located in New Delhi, India.   Mr. Singh is the second industry representative attached to Canada Wood to be assigned to the BC Forestry… more

MLIT Releases CLT Design Guide Draft

February 8th of this year, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) released a draft for CLT design stresses, structural design guide and char margin for fire safety.  After MAFF*1 established the CLT material… more

Super-E® Workshop raises interest in Busan

Canada Wood Korea participated in the ‘2016 Busan Housing Interior Exhibition’ held in BEXCO, Busan. It started from March 10th to 13th with more than 200 exhibitors attending. CWK distributed technical information via CD and… more

Development and Production of 3 CDs

Canada Wood Korea successfully produced 3 CDs named, Canada Wood Literature Collection, Wood Roof Truss & Wood Infill Wall, and Wood Frame Construction Standard Design Drawing in March, 2016.
Canada Wood Literature Collection CD is the… more

Esprit Kagoshima

Earth Work Architectural firm has designed another spectacular wooden elderly care facility in Kyushu. This one is named Esprit Kagoshima and again with help of Maki Mokuzai this senior’s facility was built without a hitch and is up and… more

2×4 Fireproof Structures in 2015

There were 285 platform frame construction (PFC) fireproof building approvals processed in fiscal 2015 by the Japan 2×4 Home Builder Association for a combined total floor area of 79,475 m², an increase of 4% compared to the previous… more

SPF Reunion

A little while back, I made a trip with my wife to her hometown and unannounced to me I did not think this would turn into an SPF reunion. The long weekend getaway was just supposed to be forgetting about work and spent sharing meals and… more

All 2-Hour Fire Tests Completed with Success

COFI and the Japan 2×4 Home Builders Association have worked together to conduct a series of 2-hour fire tests for the PFC assemblies since the last fiscal year.  The partition walls and floor assemblies passed the test in May and… more

P&B Sector Adopting Midply Wall System

As a Canada Wood technical project, we have been working closely with 2×4 industry on Midply Wall System since 2010.  From this fiscal 2016, the post and beam building industry started to seek the possibility to apply this Canadian… more

New Chinese Policy Favors Wood

On May 4, 2016, Minister Chen highlighted the environmental benefits of wood compared to steel and concrete and discussed the need to promote wood construction. The speech detailed how the latest 5-year plan will impact the direction of… more