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The wood framing of Japan’s first 6-storey PFC demo project completed at the end of December at the Building Research Institute land property in Tsukuba City. As this is the 6-storey wooden building which is not permitted under the… more
Starting in 2014 COFI commenced a joint project with the Japan 2×4 Home Builders Association to develop a comprehensive design guide for large scale PFC buildings in Japan. In order to encourage new entrants into large scale 2×4… more
The 2×4 building code was recently revised to permit a flexible design option long sought after by 2×4 architects.
The MLIT* Notifications 1540 and 1541, known as 2×4 building code, were revised on August 4th and enacted… more
Seminars in major Japanese cities commenced this month to explain the tips for designing and managing public/midrise PFC projects. Organized by the Japan 2×4 Home Builders Association, the new seminar series utilizes the newly… more
As reported this past May, the first 6-storey PFC building earned the MLIT* innovative wooden building award. This building features Midply Wall System and was planned as a demonstration project in a Building Research Institute (BRI)… more
Japan Economic Update: Abenomics Part Two?
In September the LDP re-elected Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as party head, effectively extending his mandate. Following the controversial passage of national security legislation, the Prime… more