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Kevin Bews

Kevin Bews

SPF Manager

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Kevin Bews, joined COFI/Canada Wood in 1998. He is a graduate of the University of Guelph, with a Bachelor of Commerce degree. He recently spent time in China attending the Canada Wood Asia staff meeting. He enjoys sports, traveling, and barbequing.

The Times They Are A-changin

It is great to see other non-wood related industries picking up on the wood building theme. In the not so recent past, except for wood related ones, most major related magazines in Japan very rarely reported on designing or building large… more

Is the Concrete Jungle Turning to Wood!?

A very large 2×4 wood structure, the second of its kind, is now being constructed in one of most populous cities in the world. And believe it or not, it will be right next door to Tokyo Dome, serving as the home stadium of the Yomiuri… 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