As a result of COFI’s FY2011-2012 technical project collaboratively conducted with Japan 2×4 Association, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MLIT) approved a wooden staircase specification as a fire resistive… 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 Tokai region is known in Japan as one of the most active areas in wooden-related industries and wooden housing industries. The Japan Wood Industry and Technology Association invited COFI Tokyo as a seminar presenter for Tokai Branch… more
As part of the fiscal 2011 market access projects funded by Canada Wood/FII, COFI and the Japan 2×4 Home Builders Association have worked collaboratively on ministerial approvals of additional fireproof assemblies. On June 12, the… more
Currently, three Canadian organizations are recognized by MOAFF as Registered Overseas Certifying Body (ROCB) under the JAS Law; COFI, Certiwood and CMSA. JAS Law references ISO/IEC Guide as a quality assurance scheme. However, the… more