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Inspired by Whistler – resort design in Jilin, China

In July I travelled to Changbai Mountain, a popular resort area near Changchun in Jilin Province, with my family to escape from Shanghai’s terribly hot summer. In Changbai, the weather is cool and the air is so fresh. Everything I saw… more

New Chinese Policy Favors Wood

On May 4, 2016, Minister Chen highlighted the environmental benefits of wood compared to steel and concrete and discussed the need to promote wood construction. The speech detailed how the latest 5-year plan will impact the direction of… more

New Employment Opportunities with Canada Wood in Shanghai

Canada Wood Group looking for wood construction specialists for China. 
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
You will have a strong construction background. Ideally you will have climbed the construction ranks from a carpenter to site superintendent and… more

Interview with Managing Director Bruce St.John

Bruce St. John joined Canada Wood China in January, taking on the role of Interim Managing Director. His mandate includes:

Recruiting a permanent managing director
Aligning the goals of Canada Wood China with the goals of… more

An introduction to China’s Five-Year Plans

China’s five-year plan (FYP) is the country’s decision of social, economic and political aspects. Its full name is “The Five-Year Plan on National Economic and Social Development of People’s Republic of China”. The FYP is a… more

‘Tall Wood’ Code Options being Evaluated in China

In an interesting development, China’s Ministry of Housing, Urban and Rural Development (MOHURD) recently announced its intention to evaluate and draft within one year a ‘tall wood’ building code for loadbearing wood structures which… more

The Novartis Cafeteria ready to open

This is a 1200m2 cafeteria project in Shanghai designed by Japanese much acclaimed architect Kengo Kuma who enjoys the reputation for exquisite design that embraces wood element.  The pharma company Novartis is the owner of this building… more

Sino-Canada Eco-district project shows progress

The Sino-Canada Eco-District project, which is located in the Tianjin Binhai Tourism area is making progress. The project area is 1.8 km2 with the first phase over a five year period of about 1 Km2.  The current investors/developers of… more