2×4 Industries Celebrate 10th Anniversary of Fire Resistive Ministerial
Marking a milestone in the development of the PFC market in Japan, 10 years have now passed since COFI and the Japan 2×4 Home Builders jointly obtained the first MLIT ministerial approval for 1-hour fire resistive wooden structures. On March 11th, the Association held an anniversary event to celebrate this achievement at an assembly hall with full wooden interior texture as shown in these photos. The event was held with presentations from 6 speakers, followed by a panel discussion. A total of 80 industry experts attended the symposium.
The keynote speech was delivered by Dr. Omi, a professor of Tokyo City University, followed by the presentations given by Mr. Seino of Mitsui Home, Dr. Nakajima of Building Research Institute, Mr. Ootsubo of Mitsui Home, Mr. Yoshitaka of Yoshitaka Architect Office and Hidehiko Fumoto of COFI Tokyo.
In view of encouraging continued growth outside of Japan’s single family housing, Fumoto briefed the audience with the midrise wooden buildings in BC. The event ended up with the panel discussion involving these presenters focusing upon the large scale wooden buildings in the future.