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From Farmer to Foreman

Mr. Zhao Tianchang named himself Charlie after being laughed at by other trainees that his name was too difficult for Canadians to pronounce. Since then, the 52-year-old Chinese grandpa adopted the English name of Charlie.
Charlie comes… more

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Wood-frame Alliance Holds Design Awards Gala

December 12, 2014, Beijing, China
The Wood Construction Alliance sponsored its first to be annual wood design awards gala. Speakers included Ms. Tong Guichan from S&T Dept. MOHURD & Deputy Director of Alliance, Mr. Wang Shuping,… more

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Two New Coats for Christmas

Dream Home Canada is truly the ‘Home Sweet Home’ of our two great organizations; Canada Wood and Forestry Innovation Investments, so it makes sense that it receives a special gift this holiday season. Of course, everyone can use a new… more

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China Economy, Construction, Lumber Shipments

China’s official 2014 numbers are in.
Gross Domestic Product -the economy expanded by 7.4% in 2014, the slowest annual rate of growth since 1990 and below the official target of 7.5%. In the December quarter, China’s economy grew by… more

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Director’s Message

Work in the Shadows
Most of what is known and appreciated about Canada Wood activities and programming takes place in the open, often publicized and visible to industry. Frequently however crucial work takes place behind the scenes on… more

Bayer Material Science & Glulam

The growing market of heavy timber buildings and the application of engineered wood products in China has attracted attention from Bayer Material Science, a sub-division of Bayer which produces adhesive for engineered wood products such as… more

China Economy, Construction & Lumber Shipments

Economic Update:
China’s latest economic data was a mixed bag – with many measures comparatively negative (against the trends of recent years) but stronger than somewhat pessimistic market expectations. While year-on-year GDP growth… more

China Economy, Construction & Lumber Shipments

Economy
Weaker than expected industrial production data is likely to generate headlines this month. However these results are not as negative as they may seem – reflecting in part the impact of stimulus in Q3 2013.  This stimulus meant… more

China economy, housing & lumber shipments

Economy
China’s economy showed further signs of softening in July despite a burst of government stimulus measures, suggesting more policy support may be needed to keep growth on track as a property downturn worsens.
Unexpectedly weak… more

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Timber Structure Architecture Design Course 2014

For the second consecutive year, Canada Wood has supported an ambitious and highly productive summer intensive architectural studio in wood design for Chinese architecture students. This year’s studio, titled “Timber… more

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Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) gaining interest in China

Cross Laminated Timber is getting some level of interest from local builders in China. A local WFC builder, Hebei QianAn, has just launched a manufacturing line in Hebei to produce CLT from Grade 2 and better SPF lumber. The company has… more