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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

Take a panoramic 3D tour today!

Check out a panoramic 3D tour that offers a touring experience of 5 wood frame demo projects in China. Tour the “Xiang E Elementary School” “Mianyang Special Education School” “Beichuan Elderly Care… more

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China Monthly Manager’s SPF Report, May 2012

MARKET ACCESS
Codes & Standards Development (Helen Guo & Haiyan Zhang)
1.     Adoption of Canadian timber products into GB5 system
As the follow-up work of the Hangzhou meeting, Chun and Helen drafted a technical document to… more

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Pinggu Resort Houses

Ruitao Group, the developer of the “warm” villa project in Pinggu, near Beijing, has finished their first 220 houses in this resort housing project with success. The Chinese customers’ acceptance to this kind of structure has… more

The Russians are Coming

A large delegation from Russia’s Association of Wood Housing toured China on a fact-finding mission in May. The delegation was led by Director General Chernykh Alexandr Grigorievitch
from St Petersburg.
Canada Wood was not able to… more

China Economy, Housing, and Lumber Shipments

China Economy:
A new World Bank report projects GDP growth in China will be 8.2 percent in 2012 and 8.6 percent in 2013. The China Quarterly Update, released 20th of May, says that the prospects for a gradual adjustment of growth remain… more

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Wood construction association to be established

The notion of the establishment of the China Modern Wood Frame Construction Industry Association has been greatly welcomedby developers, builders, suppliers, designers, and institutions. It is being established with the assistance of… more

Zhong An Construction Project

This is the first project involving wood trusses on new buildings that Canada Wood will be involved with, and likely the first in China.  These wood trusses will be on 37 low-density duplex concrete townhouses developed by the Zhong An… more

China Economy, Housing & Lumber Shipments

The State of the Economy
Constrained by sluggish domestic demand and sustained weaknesses of the Euro-zone economy, China’s GDP expanded by 8.1% in Q1 2012, lower than the consensus estimate of 8.3%.
“China’s economic… more

Greg Hoing Leaving Canada Wood

Deputy Managing Director of Canada Wood’s China operations Greg Hoing last week tendered his resignation, effective the end of April.   Greg will be moving on to work for Illinois Tool Works (ITW) in a management capacity as that firm… more

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Renewal of Federal Funding

Finance Minister Jim Flaherty’s budget on March 29th included a welcome renewal of $105 million over two years for programs related to expanding market opportunities.  The new Expanding Market Opportunities Program (EMOP) rolls up… more

Wood Frame Training

On March 30th, Canada Wood College graduated students that attended the Builders Training program and students that attended the Designer Training Program at the Huairou Beijing Jingbei Vocational College. This was the first time that… more

MOHURD Green Building Show

Canada was featured prominently at the 8th MOHURD Green building Show that took place in Beijing from March 29th-31st.
The booth featured the various applications of both wood frame and heavy timber applications through the demonstration… more

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Wood Training at Chinese Universities

Timber Engineering Course at Tongji
A nine-week Timber Engineering Course at Tongji started Feb 27th. About 350-400 students took the course this year.
Prof. Frank Lam delivered part of the course at the beginning. Given the number of… more