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Hainan Island wood houses withstand super typhoon Rammasun

Lance Tao

By Lance Tao

Director of Communications, Canada Wood Shanghai

September 2, 2014

R&F Haikou Mangrove Bay Villa project was built by Totem Group, a BC based builder

R&F Haikou Mangrove Bay Villa project was built by Totem Group, a BC based builder

Rammasun, one of the strongest storms to hit China’s southern coast in decades has caused thousands of buildings to collapse and thousands of injuries in Haikou city of Hainan Province, the city in the southern island of China where 33 wood frame high-end villas were built and developed by one of China’s largest developer R&F.

The disaster is a tragedy but the good news we received from the developer is the 33 wood frame villas were undamaged and shows no sign of water leakage after a full inspection done by the developer. While at the same time, a concrete villa project just miles away was found of severe water leakage problem. The developer is very satisfied with the quality and surprised by the strong performance of wind resistance of wood frame buildings.

This convincing case study has led to a series of promotional activities on social media to share the positive news to wider stakeholders.

R&F Haikou Mangrove Bay Villa project was built by Totem Group, a BC based builder, and used Bluwood protection paint from BluWood Global, which is now known as NexGen, on every piece of SPF lumber to avoid any potential moisture danger. Canada Wood and FII Quality Assurance and other technical support to this project.