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‘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

China Economy, Construction, Lumber Shipments

The bank’s preliminary Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) came in at 49.6 in June, the highest in three months but still below the breakeven point of 50, HSBC said in a statement.The index, which is compiled by information… more

China Economy, Construction & Lumber Shipments

Economy
HSBC flash PMI signals persistent weakness in economy.
* Reinforces expectations of fresh policy stimulus
* Output sub-index at 13-month low
* New export orders at 23-month low
* Premier Li says 7-pct growth target achievable… more

Chinese Architects and Developers Visit Canada

Some 40 Chinese architects and developers visited B.C from March 1-8. The purpose of the mission was to inspire and stimulate Chinese designers/developers’ interest in modern timber structures as well as to gain a better knowledge… more

Winning Design now a reality in Suzhou

The Winning Design of 2014 Timber Structure Architectural Design Course named “Dragon Bench” was made into a real structure and is now sited at the entrance of Suzhou (Jinfeng) Urban Design Industry Park, right in front of a… more

China Economy, Construction and Lumber Shipments

Economy
China is calling it “steady growth.” But as the world’s second-largest economy huffed out its most anemic quarter in six years, it came with new signs that the slowdown is gathering momentum and more dramatic intervention… more

Canada Wood at the Green Building Show

Canada Wood had a major presence at this annual show, which took place from March 24th-26th.
The Opening and Plenary Session of the event was hosted by Former MOHURD Vice Minister Qiu Baoxing, currently President of the China Society for… more

China Economy, Construction & Lumber Shipments

Economy
At the closing press conference of the March annual session of the National People’s Congress, Premier Li Keqiang expressed determination to press ahead with reforms meant to reduce the Chinese government’s role in the… more

Sino-Canada Eco-District Mission to Canada

The Sino-Canada eco-district project is making progress with a timetable set for implementation. In September 2014 on the occasion of the visit of Minister Rickford to Beijing, the MOU between the Department of Natural Resources Canada… more

Two Year of the Goat, the Year of Evolution

You have probably already heard from news that this Chinese New Year is special because foreign media is debating whether the year of 2015 should be sheep, goat or ram? 12 years ago (the Chinese Zodiac is also 12 years cycle) this could… more

China Economy, Construction & Lumber Shipments

Economy
Hours after China’s central bank cut interest rates to battle slowing growth and rising deflationary risk, an official survey showed on Sunday that activity in China’s factory sector contracted for a second straight… more

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Chinese 007 Sets Sights On Wood Construction

Mr. Shujun goes by the name James007. James comes from a farmer’s family in Xinjiang, the far northwest Uygur Autonomous Region neighboring to Russia. Brought up in a poor family with many siblings (quite different from the one-single… more