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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.

Toyota WoodYou Home Invites COFI as Guest Speaker

Hidehiko Fumoto, Deputy Director of COFI/Canada Wood gave a 2-hour talk to the design division staff of Toyota WoodYou Home Co, Ltd. Tochigi Prefecture on July 7th, 2016.  The company holds monthly training sessions, where they invite… more

P&B Fire Resistive Buildings Growing Steadily

The Post & Beam sector in Japan is enjoying a steady increase in fire resistive building starts.  Japan Wooden Home Association (WHA) announced the latest statistics indicating the significant growth of the buildings with the fire… more

MLIT Releases CLT Design Guide Draft

February 8th of this year, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) released a draft for CLT design stresses, structural design guide and char margin for fire safety.  After MAFF*1 established the CLT material… more

All 2-Hour Fire Tests Completed with Success

COFI and the Japan 2×4 Home Builders Association have worked together to conduct a series of 2-hour fire tests for the PFC assemblies since the last fiscal year.  The partition walls and floor assemblies passed the test in May and… more

P&B Sector Adopting Midply Wall System

As a Canada Wood technical project, we have been working closely with 2×4 industry on Midply Wall System since 2010.  From this fiscal 2016, the post and beam building industry started to seek the possibility to apply this Canadian… more