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Chinese designers copy proven designs in absence of wood design expertise
Throughout China, there are several new wood buildings that look very similar to other buildings that have been built both in China and in North America. There is a… more

The Fast Development of WFC in Xinjiang

With the support of local government and Canada Wood, Xinjiang Jichen Wood Structure Construction Co. Ltd. substantially grew in 2012. The company completed the sale of a WFC project for 200 million RMB in Xinjiang and has recently signed… more

China Economy, Housing & Lumber Shipments

The State of the Economy

Growth slowed further in 2012 Q3 in line with expectations; however the economy showed signs of bottoming-out. Annual growth rate appears on track to reach the Chinese government’s target of 7.5%.
Industrial… more

Forum on Low Carbon Building Products

Organized by the integrated construction committee of CCPIT, the forum attracted over 80 attendees from real estate related industries, including developers, builders, and innovative building materials manufacturers and suppliers, among… more

Forestry Tour One to Remember for Chinese VIPs

Last week COFI hosted a lively group of 25 enthusiastic builders and designers from China.  Their goal over the seven day program was to learn as much as possible pertaining to the construction and design of wood buildings. 
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Chinese Builders, Designers and Developers Visit Canada

A delegation of 23 Chinese construction professionals went on an eight-day mission to BC in order to engage in technical exchange activities for modern wood frame construction technology. Since most of the delegates already had some basic… more

Chinese Economy, Housing and Lumber Shipments

China’s economy is stabilising on a lower trajectory, and remains on track to meet the Government target of 7.5 percent. The economy continues to rebalance towards consumption. Unemployment does not seem to be rising and wage growth… more

New Wood Industry Association Meets

China Modern Wood Frame Construction Technology Industry Association (China Association) was officially launched on August 8, 2012 in Yantai, Shandong province. In attendance were almost 200 members, including developers, builders,… more

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China Media Mission to British Columbia and Alberta

The July media mission to B.C. and Alberta was an excellent introduction to CBN (China Business Network) of Canadian light wood frame and heavy timber construction in the residential and non-residential sectors.  The link below is a video… more

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China Economy, Housing & Lumber Shipments

The State of the Economy
China’s economy showed extended signs of weakness in July with less-than-expected growth in a batch of key economic indicators, dampening wishes of a modest recovery in the second half. However, the CPI expanded… more

Mitsui Homes Model Home Demo in Dalian

This is Mitsui Homes first venture into the China market and Canada Wood China has agreed to provide the technical support during the construction of the model home in Dalian. It is a joint venture project between Mitsui Homes and Zhicheng… more

China Vocational Schools’ Mission to B.C.

Nine instructors from seven Chinese vocational schools and 4 officials from MOHURD visited Canada from Aug. 12th to 19th. This mission is a part of the vocational training program under NRCan/BC-MOHURD Cooperative Modern Wood Frame… more

The 4th Shanghai Wooden Green Residential Exhibition

The 4th Shanghai Wooden Green Residential Exhibition was held together with the 8th Shanghai International Energy-saving & Advanced Building Material Exhibition and 6 other trade shows related with construction industry. This gave… more

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Russian Wood Seminar

Suifenhe (close to China-Russian border), July 18, 2012
Leonard Mao attended the Russian Wood Products seminar in Suifenhe, Heilongjiang Province after the Canadian Wood Products Conference that Canada Wood organized. There were several… more

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Qingdao Softwood Lumber Distributor’s Conference

Qingdao, July 16, 2012
The Eastern Shandong Peninsula, that engulfs major seaport cities like Qingdao and Yantai, is a hub for Canadian lumber imports. In Recent years, wood materials distributors in the area are demonstrating an… more

China Students Construction Festival

To celebrate the 100-year anniversary of Nanjing University, students from the Architecture and Urban Planning department initiated a China Student Construction Festival. As a key part of the festival, within ten days, two real size… more

China Economy, Housing, & Lumber Shipments

The State of the Economy  

Growth moderated further in 2011Q2. While the data do not indicate that China is heading for a hard landing, they do show weakness in all sectors of the economy, which we believe will keep growth below 8… more

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China Economy, Housing & Lumber Shipments

The State of the Economy
The economy only grew by 8.1 percent in 2012Q1. This was the slowest increase since the depths of the crisis. While the National Bureau of Statistics reported quarter-over-quarter growth of 7.4 percent… more