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Canada Wood lights up China’s top housing industry EXPO

Canada Wood China (CW China) recently made a strong case for wood-frame construction technology at the China International Exhibition of Housing Industry (CIEHI-EXPO) on November 7, 2019. The Expo is supervised by the Ministry of Housing… more

China Economic Update 2019 Q3

China’s Gross domestic product (GDP) rose just 6.0% year-on-year in Q3 2019, marking a further loss of momentum for the economy from the second quarter’s 6.2% growth. China’s third-quarter economic growth slowed more than expected… more

Discover Hotel Kyoto Nagaokakyo

As a sign of a changing era, on September 3, 2019, a 5-story building “Hotel Discover Kyoto Nagaoka” opened on the doorstep of Japan’s famous old capital Kyoto. As we know in North America it is quite common to see 3-stories… more

COFI’s Technical Manager Receives MLIT Award

Hidehiko Fumoto of the BC Council of Forest Industries (COFI) was honoured on October 12 with the Housing Bureau Director General Award from Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) for contributions to the Japanese… more

Non-Residential Wood Opportunities in Osaka Region

On September 20th and 21st NRCan Director, Jeff Biggs visited the Osaka region with Canada Wood’s Shawn Lawlor to learn further about market opportunities for non-residential wooden construction. Pictured above, we visited the Osaka… more

2×4 Site Visits in Hakodate

COFI received a unique request from a former seminar participant attending a 2×4 non-residential seminar in Kobe on November 10, 2017. The request was to show a group of 16 architects 2×4 sites in Hokkaido. The group, including… 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