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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.

Progress on Midply Project

COFI began the technical development project on the Midply Wall System in FY2010-11 and has made significant progresses since then.  We conducted a series of shear wall testing of Midply walls in Japan and the test results were analyzed… more

Post & Beam Manual Specifies Canadian Lumber Species

The Wooden Home Association (WHA) recently finished drafting a new structural design manual for their member companies as a guideline for wooden post and beam houses/buildings.  Section 2 of Chapter 1 explains what kind of lumber species… more

World Conference on Timber Engineering 2012

From July 16 to 19, World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE 2012) was held in Auckland, New Zealand. The objective of the WCTE 2012 was to provide a forum for the exchange of the latest technological advances, research results and… more