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Tokachi 2×4 Association 40th Anniversary Tour Mission

To commemorate its 40th anniversary and further strengthen our ties with the Tokachi 2×4 Home Builders Association (twenty-three-member companies) COFI and the Alberta Government cohosted a tour mission with eleven delegates from this… more

Shandong to build tallest wood structure in China

Dingchi Wood Co of Shandong Province will build a six-story wood building, which will be the tallest wood structure in China.
The 23.55-meter tall building will be built in an industrial park in Penglai City with a total construction area… more

Mitsui Home Hokkaido’s New Sapporo Office Building

A positive trend for wood construction in Japan being more and more companies are expanding their business models beyond designing and building residential homes. “We Love 2×4” has been a long-time moto for years for Mitsui Home… more

Promoting 2×4 Midrise in Japan

On January 23rd Canada Wood’s Shawn Lawlor was invited to deliver a presentation on PFC Midrise construction trends in Canada as part of a symposium for architects and builders. The symposium was sponsored by Hasebe Corporation, a… more

China’s environment tax law comes into effect

As part of its effort to fight against pollution, China unveiled its first environmental protection tax law on January 1. The law replaces a decades-old pollutant discharge fee targeting enterprises and public institutions discharging… more

China Economic Update, Construction & Lumber Shipments

2017 Q4 highlights and outlook for 2018:

China’s economy cooled slightly in Q4 2017 as it transitioned to a more sustainable growth trajectory; investment growth slowed in November 2017 under the influence of a cooling property market… more

Installation of PEEWW completed on Yantong project

Installation of prefabricated energy efficient wood walls (PEEWW) has been completed on the first floor of a demo project in Changzhou City.
The project that supported by Canada Wood China (CWC) is a two-story construction with a precast… more

NLT Char Margin Test Successful

Increased attention is being paid to Nail Laminated Timber (NLT) in wooden building industry in Japan.  As opposed to fire resistive PFC buildings, where wooden structures are cladded with gypsum boards, NLT presents an opportunity to… more

Doggy’s Island Resort & Villa Update

Construction continues as Unimat Group’s expands its Koyarunosato Doggy’s Island Resort & Villa property on the outskirts of Tokyo in Yachimata City, Chiba Prefecture. The last time COFI staff visited the site was when BC Minister… more

Japan Economic Update: What’s Not to Like?

A series of positive economic indicators are boosting Japan’s prospects for prosperous 2018. With the Prime Minister Shinzo Abe government now at its five-year mark, Japan is currently in its second longest growth phase since the end of… more

China, Canada issue joint statement on climate change

China and Canada have issued a joint statement on climate change and clean growth during the Annual Dialogue between the Chinese premier and the Canadian prime minister on December 5.
The two sides also agreed to establish two… more

China Launches national carbon trading market

China has rolled out the world’s largest carbon emission trading market, a milestone that marks the country’s efforts to tackle growing environmental challenges, China’s top economic planning body announced on Dec.19.The nationwide… more