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Promoting 2×4 Midrise in Japan

Shawn Lawlor

By Shawn Lawlor

Director, Canada Wood Japan

February 6, 2018

On January 23rd Canada Wood’s Shawn Lawlor was invited to deliver a presentation on PFC Midrise construction trends in Canada as part of a symposium for architects and builders. The symposium was sponsored by Hasebe Corporation, a mid-sized builder that is active in promoting 4 storey wooden Midrise construction in Japan. A total of 62 industry professionals were in attendance. The symposium topics covered included architect case study examples of wooden Midrise construction in Japan. The Canada Wood presentation covered recent provincial and national building code changes that have facilitated growth of midrise 4, 5 and 6 storey construction across Canada as well as case examples in mass timber construction.  The symposium was held to encourage the building industry to expand wooden midrise construction across Japan.