Marking a milestone in the development of the PFC market in Japan, 10 years have now passed since COFI and the Japan 2×4 Home Builders jointly obtained the first MLIT ministerial approval for 1-hour fire resistive wooden structures…. 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.
Seeking to break through the 2 hour fire rating barrier, both the 2×4 and P&B sectors have started to conduct preliminary tests to assess the feasibility of achieving 2-hour fire resistive ministerial approvals. The 2-hour fire… more
In 2014, COFI conducted series of fire tests to roof and floor assemblies. These tests were part of a Canada Wood FY2014-2015 market access project, where we were working on “Fireproof Testing of PFC Roof & Exterior Emergency… more