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Suzhou wood project wins 2018 BC Wood Design Awards

A timber structure project in Jiangsu Province has won the International Wood Design Award at the 2018 Wood Design Awards in Vancouver, Canada.
The Timber Structure Enterprise Pavilion at the Jiangsu Horticultural Expo in Suzhou was… more

Japan Housing Starts 2017 Year End Review

Considering that only a few years ago Japanese economists had previously expected housing starts to fall to the 800,000 mark by 2017, last year’s results of 964,041 units were indicative of continued building sector strength. The 2017… more

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