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
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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.
The “Shear Wall Multiplier” is the seismic resistance indicator specified in the Japanese building code (Building Standard Law: BSL). This allows architects to simplify the structural confirmation of shear walls against lateral force… more
Popular Media Promotes COFI’s Horizontal Diaphragm Design Manual for Dimension Lumber in Post & Beam Housing
With 45,000 copies distributed to retail book stores nationwide, “Kenchiku Chishiki” is the most popular architectural magazine in Japan. The magazine’s special feature in the March 2018 issue is wooden roof structures for post… more