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COFI Tokyo Participates in WCTE 2014

Hidehiko Fumoto

By Hidehiko Fumoto

Deputy Director and Manager Technical Services, Canada Wood Japan

September 3, 2014

There were approximately 900 participants from 40 countries of the world

There were approximately 900 participants from 40 countries of the world

From August 10 to 14, the World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE) was held in Quebec City.  The WCTE is an international event in timber engineering, engineered wood products and design of timber structures, which is held biannually in different parts of the world and the main participants have been researchers, engineers and architects, code consultants and building officials, contractors and project managers, fabricators and suppliers from all continents.  COFI Tokyo participated along with 107 attendees from across Japan including many top structural engineers and academics whom are influential in the expansion of wooden construction in Japan.  At the opening session, a

The construction of the stadium roof structure consumed 4,000m3 of wood, equivalent to 3.5 million C$ lumber

The construction of the stadium roof structure consumed 4,000m3 of wood, equivalent to 3.5 million C$ lumber

special address was made from the Honourable Greg Rickford, Minister of Natural Resources and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for the Northern Ontario (photo).  The technical program is divided into the following six tracks:

1. Materials and products

2. Connections

3. Structural systems

4. Buildings and structures

5. Serviceability / Fire safety / Rehabilitation

6. Past, present and future

There were approximately 900 participants from 40 countries of the world, with 275 oral presentations and 150 poster sessions.  Conference tours included the remarkable soccer stadium under construction with Black Spruce CLT beams with 73 m span featuring moment/pin joints and steel+bolts connections.  The construction of the stadium roof structure consumed 4,000m3 of wood, equivalent to 3.5 million C$ lumber (Photo).