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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.

Technical Approaches to NLT in Progress

Subsequently to establishing an NLT technical committee in April 2018, COFI and the Japan 2×4 Home Builders Association has been working together on several Nail Laminated Timber (NLT) test programs. One technical project is to… more

Midply Legally Positioned in PFC Building Code

The “Green Book” is the PFC structural calculation manual published by Japan 2×4 Home Builders Association. The Green Book is a key publication that the local building officials should refer to when they issue the building… more

Highest Shear Wall Multiplier Approved for P&B Midply

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

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