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Construction Companies Yearn for Skilled Trades

Crown Homes has recognized the need for creating a training system to address the need of a shortage of labour within the wood frame industry.  They have put together a team to lead this initiative and they met with us (Canada Wood) to… more

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Chinese Trades Training Taking Positive Step Forward

SUMC (CW’s Shanghai vocational school parter) held an opening ceremony in January for the new Wood Frame Training Center that was built by cooperation between CW, Crown Homes and SUMC.  This project was originally proposed in early 2011… more

Chinese Developers Visit Wood Demonstrations In China

Canada Wood hosted a mission group consisted of 90 developer companies to visit projects of SIIC, Sanlin affordable housing and Jinqiao townhouse/villa in Shanghai from Dec 19-21. This  largest  ever scale mission tour achieved above… more

Internationally Recognized Award Program Chooses Wood

Xiamen University chose wood for SD China
Solar Decathlon China (SD China) has selected 34 universities to participate in the inaugural SD China competition to be held in Datong, China in August 2013. Co-hosted by China National Energy… more

China Economy, Housing & Lumber Shipments

The State of the Economy

Growth in 2012 was the slowest since the late 1990s (7.8% GDP growth over 2011). The economy was hit by weak demand from its trading partners as well as the effect of policies designed to improve housing… more

Canada Wood Active in Chinese Eco-City Development

In his final address to the People’s Congress during the 18th Party Congress in Beijing on Nov 7th, President Hu Jintao underlined China’s commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  China is serious about tackling climate… more

Imitation the best form of flattery

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