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Korean universities seek wood curriculum

To be honest, majority of architectural students in Korea’s Universities has not been interested in wood as a building material resulting in shortage of knowledgeable professionals in wood frame building design and construction sector…. more

N. Korean leadership change update

The recent death of the North Korean leader, Kim Jung Il leads South Korea’s economy situation difficult to predict for the time being. Year 2012 will be a difficult year as Korea faces three concurrent crises – the upcoming… more

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Korea surpasses $1 trillion in trade

South Korea became the 7th largest exporter in the world in 2010, up from 9th largest in 2009. South Korea’s annual trade volume passed $1 trillion for the first in 2011, making it the 9th country in the world to break the mark. (Only… more

Korean SPF Shipments

Owing to the progressive increase in wood housing starts and gaining popularity of SPF in structural use, Canadian SPF exports to South Korea in the first nine months of 2011 remarkably increased 28.8% to 99,436 MFBM compared with the same… more

Korea Housing Update

Korean Housing Starts Summary and Market Condition:
Korea’s housing starts in the first ten months of 2011 considerably increased 21.1% to 73,781 buildings from a year earlier 60,906 buildings owing to the continuous tax benefits to real… more

Korea Economic Update

The worldwide economic outlook has moved from a sense of general uncertainty to one of greater pessimism as reflected in the ongoing stock market turmoil, poor U.S. economic news, and the unresolved European sovereign debt crisis.
Under… more

Korean wood training update

Training at Hanyang University:
CWK conducted special lectures on December 1 and 8, 2011 for 40 Hanyang University architecture students as a part of the University & College-Based Training. The lectures were focused on introduction… more

China Lumber Shipments

BC softwood lumber export volume to China to end-October’11 reached 6.28 million cubic meters, a 85% increase over same period in 2011. Similarly, BC softwood lumber export value for the first 10 months of 2011 reached $943.5 million, a… more

Villa project uses Cedar

At the Jinqiao S3 Villa project site, WRC is being used extensively for exterior cladding over rain screen.  As this is a very high-end development, WRC was chosen as one of the primary cladding materials due to it’s rich… more

Canada Wood College and training update

Builder training was delivered at Beijing Jingbei Vocational College (Nov. 30th – Dec.20th) to 20 builder and design companies. There were over 80 applicants for the three week course, only 30 students can be accepted each… more

Pressure treated wood code update

Technology specification for preservative treated wood in engineering application
On December 16-17th, the 5th code committee meeting for “Technology specification for preservative treated wood in engineering application” was held in… more

National wood design code revision

GB50005 (Timber Design Code)
The 3rd revision meeting of GB5 was held in E’Mei Shan from Dec 8th ~10th, 2011. Canada Wood was represented by Chun Ni (FPInnovations), Haiyan Zhang and Helen Guo attended the meeting on behalf of Canada… more

People’s Daily reports on wood event

Green Building Forum with SIIC
December 21, 2011. Shanghai: Canada Wood promoted wood frame construction at a green building event with a new developer partner. 
Shanghai Industrial Investment Co. (SIIC) has many typical features of a… more

Vice minister speaks at SPF seminar

Harbin Seminar
After the signing of the MOU between Canada Wood and Heilongjiang Construction Group,  Nov. 18, 2011 inBeijing, Canada Wood and Heilongjiang Construction Group co-hosted a seminar on modern WFC technology. The seminar… more

China Housing Update

Despite local governments’ and property developers’ protestations, the CEWC vowed to maintain real estate tightening to bring property prices back to a reasonable level. The statement that “to bring prices back to a reasonable… more

China Economic Update

China’s 2011 Central Economic Work Conference (CEWC) was held in mid-December and ade the following key announcements heading into 2012:
@   a shift in priority from curbing inflation to striking a balance between maintaining   … more

Large elderly home results from ministerial approval

A large wooden elderly care project, Nursing Home Tokiwaen is currently under construction in the Kanto region of Japan. This new elderly facility is scheduled to open in March of next year and is being built in Matsudo City, Chiba… more

Non-residential 2×4 housing market update

For the 2011 calendar year (January to November), the Japan 2×4 Home Builder Association reported that it received 261 fireproof approval applications compared to 240 approvals for same period in 2010, an increase of 8.8% from the… more

2×4 Component Plant Activities in Japan

The Tokai 2×4 Council reported that for the month of December, twelve of its regular member companies supplied 383 units (52,083 m²) of 2×4 framing packages in the Tokai region (Aichi, Mie, Gifu and Shiga Prefectures) and has… more

Japan SPF Shipments

October SPF Shipments to Japan increased 3.9% to 75.3 million fbm. In the first 10 months of 2011 SPF Shipments to Japan totaled 646,020,00fbm, slightly below the 646,727,000fbm of shipments for the same period in 2010. By value, SPF… more