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Hidehiko Fumoto

Hidehiko Fumoto

Deputy Director and Manager Technical Services, Canada Wood Japan

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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.

NLT WG Upgraded to a Technical Committee

In fiscal 2017, the Japan 2×4 Home Builders Association conducted the char margin fire tests under the Nail Laminated Timber (NLT) Working Group.  With increasing interest in the market potential of NLT, the Association decided that… 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

Midply-Infill P&B Shear Wall Test Successful

In addition to Midply-related technical projects undertaken for PFC applications, Canada Wood Japan is conducting shear wall tests for Midply infill wall systems for post and beam applications.  This is the part of a joint COFI-APA-CFPA… more