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Deputy Director and Manager Technical Services, Canada Wood Japan
Fumoto-san has been working on the COFI team in Japan since 1995. He represented Canadian interests by serving on 39 committees established by Japanese ministries, architectural agencies and housing associations.
At the request of the publishers, COFI wrote articles for three wood industry magazines in this autumn. October issue of “Housing and Wood”, published by HOWTEC*, featured a COFI’s technical note on post & beam horizontal… more
When designers take the prescriptive design approach for wooden buildings, shear wall multipliers are the indicator that are popularly used to determine the seismic load resistance. In the PFC building code, a shear wall multiplier 3.5… more
From the fire resistive perspective, PFC buildings with 4 storeys or more are now theoretically achievable, thanks to the 2-hour fire resistive approvals. From the structural design perspective, however, buildings with 4 storeys or more… more