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Largest PFC Building towards Completion

Hidehiko Fumoto

By Hidehiko Fumoto

Deputy Director and Manager Technical Services, Canada Wood Japan

April 13, 2016

Largest PFC Building towards completionThe Hanahata Asuka-En, known as the largest PFC building in Japan, is now in the final stages of on exterior and interior finishing work. The grand opening for this facility is scheduled for June.

When completed, this building will be an elderly care facility with the total floor area 9,789 m2 and with the capacity of 160 beds.  Mitsui Home Co., Ltd is the contractor of this building and the architect office for the primary design is MEDOX Co., Ltd.  The structural engineering was done by Nihon System Sekkei: a firm that COFI has collaborated closely with on Canada Wood technical projects.  Thanks to the Midply Wall System as the interior partition shear walls, MLIT*1 gave an innovative wooden building technology award to this building.  When B.C. Minister Thompson mission group and BEC&JTC*2 delegations toured this venue in November 30th and September 16th, respectively in 2015, this site was still in the framing work stage.


*1MLIT: Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism

*2BEC: Building Expert Committee meeting

*2JTC: JAS Technical Committee meeting