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Hidehiko Fumoto

Hidehiko Fumoto

Deputy Director and Manager Technical Services, Canada Wood Japan

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Fumoto-san has been working on the COFI team in Japan since 1995. He represented Canadian interests by serving on 39 committees established by Japanese ministries, architectural agencies and housing associations.

SPF Horizontal Diaphragm Tests in Progress

In the Japanese traditional P&B housing industry, more and more structural designers prefer using SPF dimension lumber for roof rafters and floor joists.  This is because dimension lumber is easier to handle and to procure compared… more

Fire Code Interpretation Guide to be Released

As reported in this blog previously, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) amended the Building Standard Law (BSL) to streamline fire-related regulations for wooden buildings in order to facilitate increased… more

NLT Technical Project Report Published

This past year COFI/Canada Wood Japan worked with the Japan 2×4 Home Builders Association to facilitate the spread of large-scale wooden buildings using Nail-Laminated Timber (NLT) in horizontal diaphragms such as roof and floor… more