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Gerald Epp presents at architecture forum in Beijing.

The Architecture and Structure 2013 forum was held in Beijing on August 23. This was a high level forum to show the most advanced design ideas and technologies of buildings in China. Besides the skyscrapers and long-spans, Canadian… more

China Economy, Construction & Lumber Shipments

Economic Update:
After seeing GDP growth ease persistently over the first half of this year, a number of economic indicators in July suggested that China’s slowdown may be bottoming out.

Industrial production, a close tracker of GDP,… more

Mini-Trade Fair, July 5th – Shanghai

The final day of CE’s Builder Training program at SUMC in Shanghai presented an excellent opportunity to showcase the goods and services of various suppliers to the wood frame industry in China.  14 companies were invited to present… more

Vanke Qingdao visitor centre goes Panoramic

Check out a panoramic 3D tour at http://canadawood.cn/projects/panorama_pearlvisitorcentre/ that offers a touring experience of China’s best heavy timber structure developed by Vanke, China’s largest real estate… more

China Economy, Housing & Lumber Shipments

Speaking in Washington, Lou Jiwei thought growth for 2013 as a whole would be 7%, but said that even this may not be the “bottom line”. That figure is below Beijing’s official 7.5% target, and below most economists’… more

More Investment in China Needed

Lumber industry says focus needs to be on housing
Without question China has played an important role in BC’s lumber market diversification success. From 2006 to 2012 offshore lumber sales have increased from fifteen percent to fifty… more

China Economy, Housing & Lumber Shipments

Economic activity in China appears to have slowed further during the month of May, although the moderation in growth continues to occur at a gradual pace – keeping concerns of a hard-landing at bay. Nevertheless, hopes of a meaningful… more

Director’s Message

China’s Fire Code
An important and significant initiative for Canada Wood over the last 8 years has been collaboration on the national fire code with relevant Chinese authorities.   China’s fire code GB50016 sets out the… more

Rural Housing Opportunity in Guizhou, China

Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture in Guizhou province in southwest China is a mountainous region with a tradition of using wood as a main building material to build traditional post and beam structures. However, these… more

Crown Homes On-site Training for Suzhou Clubhouse

Crown Homes is in the process of setting up their own internal training program to create a team of specialists in wood frame construction.  Their goal is to have an internal training program that will produce wood frame construction… more

The First Wood Kindergarten in China

The first wood kindergarten in China is currently under construction in Wuhan, developed by Greenland. Greenland
was also the developer for the Xiang’e school in Dujiangyan after the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, its first venture into WFC…. more

China Economy, Construction & Lumber Shipments

The State of the Economy
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang told German business leaders that his country is confronted by “huge” challenges as it seeks 7% annual growth this decade, down from more than 10% in the previous 10 years. … more

Technical Seminar in Chengdu

Canada Wood and FII co-sponsored a very high-profile technical seminar held in Chengdu April 15-16, followed by a group tour to Beichuan Red Maple Elderly Care Centre. 250 designers, architects, building safety experts and researchers from… more

Green Building Show Report

The International Conference on Green and Energy-efficient Building & New Technologies and Products Expo( IGEBC), also known as the Green Building Show received great support from Chinese government and overseas organizations and… more

Designer Training for Crowne Homes

Crowne Home’s office GM attended the Canada Wood designer training at Tongji University in Shanghai in March, 2013. From that, she requested that we provide a shortened 3-day version of the training to her office staff.
The weekend… more

Minister Ed Fast visits China

During his visit to China, on April 17th, Canada’s International Trade Minister Ed Fast visited Tianjin Jia Yu Industry Trade Co. (also known as the Wu brothers company).  Jia Yu is the second largest Chinese importer of Canadian… more

China Economy, Housing & Lumber Shipments

2013 Q1 GDP Report: The Worst of Both Worlds

GDP growth came in below expectations at 7.7 percent (y/y).
The NBS’s data on sources of demand show that most of the weakness in the quarter came from investment. However, private… more