Update to a story posted December 16, 2015, a FY2016 technical report is currently being prepared on the first 6-storey PFC demo project in a Building Research Institute (BRI) land property in Tsukuba City, earning the MLIT* innovative… 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.
To support the development of midrise wood construction in Japan, Canada Wood’s Fumoto-san led a group of building officials from Japan, who participated in the Canada-US-Japan trilateral meetings in Montreal September 26 to 28, on a… more
Thanks to the joint efforts of COFI Tokyo and Japan 2×4 Home Builders Association, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) issued 5 certificates for 2-hour fire resistive PFC structures which covered… more
In 2010, MLIT implemented an awards program “Innovative Sustainability Award”, for large scale projects promoting substantial wood use, leading to an effective measure of CO2 sequestration. The first building to win the MLIT Innovative… more