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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.

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Developments on CLT in Japan

In addition to the previously reported JAS standard drafting work on Cross Laminated Timber (CLT), there have been other technical and political developments in Japan.  Not only is the building and engineered wood industry paying… more

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