COFI’s lobbying activities has now yielded results; MLIT1) issued a notification on June 30 to announce design stresses of dimension lumber graded to the revised JAS600. The JAS600, Japanese Agricultural Standard for dimension lumber,… 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.
As previously reported in this blog, our P&B horizontal diaphragm design manual with dimension lumber has been positioned as an Annex to the Greybook, the bible for the P&B structural engineers. Our manual is equipped with an… more
As one of the Canada Wood market access projects for FY2015, COFI and the Japan 2×4 Home Builders Association conducted series of 2-hour fire resistive tests for partition walls and floor assemblies in May and June. The success of… more