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Canada Wood Japan Hosts Korean Architect’s Delegation

Between October 23rd and 24th Canada Wood Japan hosted a Korean delegation of architects led by Canada Wood Country Director Tai Jeong. A total of 14 participants attended a two-day program which included a series of Canada Wood Japan… more

Four-storey 2×4 Office Building

Yamanishi, is a lumber and component company that operates in and around Aichi Prefecture where its head office is located, Nagoya City. The company is now constructing a new office building for its Yatomi Home Component Division in Yatomi… more

Waving the 2×4 Flag

We now have a new “2×4 Promotional Banner” thanks to a forward-thinking company named Panel House, located in Koichi City, Shikoku Japan. COFI Tokyo staff was contacted by the company two months ago, wanting to add an… more

Midply-Infill P&B Shear Wall Test Successful

In addition to Midply-related technical projects undertaken for PFC applications, Canada Wood Japan is conducting shear wall tests for Midply infill wall systems for post and beam applications.  This is the part of a joint COFI-APA-CFPA… more

Japan’s Growing Interest in 2×4 Midrise Construction

On October 12th the Japan 2×4 Home Builders Association held a major symposium on “The results of technical test program work on the 6 storey 2×4 demonstration project in Tsukuba”. The symposium venue was filled to capacity… more

Esprit Kagoshima Aira

Elder care service provider Esprit, continues to expand with 2×4. They are now constructing their fourth 2×4 senior’s facility in Kyushu region of Japan, this time in Aira City in Kagoshima Prefecture, slated for completion… more

2×4 Housing Promotion Initiative

COFI SPF Group’s initiative to promote 2×4 single-family housing continues to gain momentum. Since finalizing and posting four animations based on the story of the “Three Little Pigs” in April 2016, outlining the advantages of… more

NLT Technical Work Begins

As part of our technical program for 2017, Canada Wood has commenced the of “Code Recognition of NLT (Nail Laminated Timber) Floor Systems” project.  As this is the collaborative work with the Japan 2×4 Home Builders Association,… more

Japan Economy & Housing Starts

Japan’s economy continued along a path of modest growth in an environment of low inflation and tightening labour conditions. Thanks to recovering inter-Asian trade, Japan’s exports jumped 9.5% between January to June. The strengthening… more

Nursing Home Ekureshia Minamiizu

A large 3-storey elderly care facility is under construction in Izu Peninsula in Kamo District, Shizuoka Prefecture with a total floor area of 5,567 m². It is 2×4 fireproof structure and upon completion in January of 2018, the… more

Nursing Home Glanza

A newly completed elderly care facility featuring the most recent improvements in 2×4 fireproof building technologies in Japan, will open its doors on July 1st, 2017. To commemorate the occasion, an opening ceremony was held on June… more

Successful Fire Test for Service Equipment Openings

As part of ongoing work to advance fire resistive construction a 2-hour fire resistive test was conducted on May 25th for service equipment openings such as electric outlets.  After COFI and the Japan 2×4 Home Builders Association… more