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China Economy, Housing & Lumber Shipments

Economy
The Third Plenum of a new Chinese Leadership ‘s mandate is the one at which the government’s economic and political agenda is normally presented. The plenum took place in mid-November and for this month’s report, we present… more

Design Seminar in Chongqing

A seminar for designers was held October 28th in the mountain city of Chongqing. The venue is arguably one of the most attractive glulam buildings in China. The large impressive clubhouse, built by the same company that built the Hebei… more

China Economy, Construction & Lumber Shipments

Economic Update:
China’s economy grew at its quickest pace this year between July and September in a rebound fueled largely by investment, although signs are already emerging that the pick-up in activity might lose some… more

Thriving domestic tourism creates opportunities for wood

Travel and tourism within China is expected to grow 10% per year for the next ten years1. Tourism revenues reached $325 billion CAD in 2012. By 2020 tourism will account for 11% of China’s GDP. The impact on infrastructure and resort… more

Canadian International School in Kunshan

A Canadian International School is going to be built in Kunshan. The design team from B+H, a famous and professional Canadian design company, is taking care of the schematic design at this moment. The use of the wood elements and Canadian… more

China Economy, Housing & Lumber Shipments

China Economic Update:
China’s economy is showing clear signs of stabilization, helped by policy support and some improvement in global demand, and is on track to meet the government’s 2013 growth target of 7.5 percent, the… more

First wood in-fill wall project in China underway

Changzhou Beimei is a developer/builder from Changzhou, Jiangsu province that Canada Wood has a technical agreement with to provide quality support on this infill wall project. The structure is a concrete one that will be a13 floor hotel… more

Vocational School Training 2nd year Kick-off

The goal of this program is to train teachers from technical schools about wood frame construction.  In return, they will begin teaching courses in their schools. From July 15-19th teachers from 10 new schools, along with the teachers… more

How to design a building surrounded by tall trees?

This fancy designed project is located in Nanjing, the capital city of Jiangsu Province. The function of this building complex is going to be a large-scale shopping mall and will be accessed by millions of local residents. The builder of… more

Gerald Epp presents at architecture forum in Beijing.

The Architecture and Structure 2013 forum was held in Beijing on August 23. This was a high level forum to show the most advanced design ideas and technologies of buildings in China. Besides the skyscrapers and long-spans, Canadian… more

China Economy, Construction & Lumber Shipments

Economic Update:
After seeing GDP growth ease persistently over the first half of this year, a number of economic indicators in July suggested that China’s slowdown may be bottoming out.

Industrial production, a close tracker of GDP,… more

Mini-Trade Fair, July 5th – Shanghai

The final day of CE’s Builder Training program at SUMC in Shanghai presented an excellent opportunity to showcase the goods and services of various suppliers to the wood frame industry in China.  14 companies were invited to present… more

Vanke Qingdao visitor centre goes Panoramic

Check out a panoramic 3D tour at http://canadawood.cn/projects/panorama_pearlvisitorcentre/ that offers a touring experience of China’s best heavy timber structure developed by Vanke, China’s largest real estate… more

China Economy, Housing & Lumber Shipments

Speaking in Washington, Lou Jiwei thought growth for 2013 as a whole would be 7%, but said that even this may not be the “bottom line”. That figure is below Beijing’s official 7.5% target, and below most economists’… more