On October 20th, the National Institute for Land and Infrastructure Management (NILIM) conducted the third fire test for a full scale wooden 3-storey school building. This test is positioned as the final test among the three tests fully… more
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Deputy Director and Manager Technical Services, Canada Wood Japan
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.
A CLT JAS adhesive equivalency committee meeting was held on September 19th. In that meeting, the committee basically agreed to establish a direction to approve One-Component Polyurethane Resin Adhesive (PUR) only when a CLT is used… more
The Architectural Institute of Japan (AIJ) held the annual convention from August 30th to September 1st at Hokkaido University in Sapporo. At the technical sessions, two oral presentations were made on the Mid-Ply Wall System. These… more
A recent revision in the earthquake insurance system has resulted in lower premiums for the seismically resistant wooden houses than for concrete structures. Lower insurance premiums than wooden houses have unfairly been applied for… more