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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

Diversifying Applications for B.C. Species in Vietnam

Since entering the market, product trials have been a key component of Forestry Innovation Investment’s strategy in Vietnam. Through forming inroads with local manufacturers, the team has introduced B.C. softwood products not previously… more

Special Report: The 6th Annual Sino-Canadian Wood Forum

On November 12, 2020, the 6th Sino-Canadian Wood Forum was held in the Crown Plaza Hotel in Beijing. The event was hosted by Canada Wood, and co-organized with the Wood and Bamboo Engineering Center of Forest Products Industry Planning and… 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

Non-residential Wooden Buildings Expanding in Okinawa

The non-residential wooden building market is starting to progress in Okinawa thanks to our strategic partnerships with local builders, who we are jointly promoting the use of platform frame construction and Canadian wood products in the… more