As reported in this blog in August 2018, the Midply Wall System has been officially positioned in the Japanese PFC building code by means of a revision to the “Green Book” structural design manual. Local building officials refer to… more
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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.
Thanks to the past 2-hour fire resistive approvals, midrise PFC buildings of up to 6 storeys are now technically achievable in Japan. However, the hurdles are still too high for the structural designers to seek the building permits. This… more
Under the current Japanese building code (Building Standard Law: BSL), fire resistive structures are required in all midrise buildings (exceeding 16 m in height or 4 storeys or more). The common method of making wooden structures fire… more