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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.

COFI Japan Renews JAS ROCB Status

Dated March 2nd, 2020, Canada Wood/COFI(Council of Forest Industries) Japan renewed our status as a Registered Overseas Certifying Body (ROCB) under the Japanese Agricultural Standard (JAS) accreditation system supervised by the Ministry… more

Removing Barriers for NLT Use in Japan

COFI has been working with the Japan 2×4 Home Builder’s Association to facilitate the spread of large-scale wooden buildings using Nail-Laminated Timber (NLT) in horizontal diaphragms such as roof and floor structures.  This is… more

NLT Structural Evaluation in Progress

We understand that North American building codes do not require any special evaluation procedures such as “alternative solutions” when a designer wishes to use NLT as a structural member.  In Japan, this is partially true, but the… more

MLIT Evaluation Body Certifies High Performance Midply

In recent years Canada Wood has been developing infill Midply shear wall systems to target increased market penetration of Canadian structural wood components in post and beam construction. We have recently attained an important milestone… more