Seismic design requirements were introduced for the first time in Korea in 1988 for buildings 6 storeys and higher or total floor area 100,000m2 and larger. The latest major revision was made in 2005 requiring building structures 3 storeys… more
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Recently Kevin Bews (COFI, SPF Group) and I had the opportunity to visit a 1-storey non-residential platform-frame construction site in Yokote City, Akita Prefecture. Once completed, a Tokyo-based shoe design and manufacturing company… more
For the first time, Rugao Port of Jiangsu Province imported a total of 300 tons Canadian wood valued at US$121,000 on June 22.
The Canadian lumber has been transferred to a new and expanding wood industry park, which improves logistics and… more
China’s cabinet has released a three-year action plan on air pollution control, solidifying a timetable and road map for improving air quality.
Economic, legal, technological, and administrative means will be adopted in a… more
In 2018, Canada Wood is actively promoting the Midply Shear Wall System to architects, builders and wood products end users in Japan. During a recent visit to Vancouver in June, Scott Anderson and myself visited FP Innovations to discuss… more
This year Canada Wood will be featuring building assembly technical innovations in our Canadian Hybrid Post & Beam Demo House. As part of this project, one of the new promising trial initiatives that we are pursuing is Hem Fir (N)… more
On May 28th, 2018, the Maple Tree Planting and Stone Monument Unveiling ceremony took place at the Gapyeong Canada village, ‘Dong Yeon Jae.’ The ceremony was attended by the Canadian Ambassador, Eric Walsh, the director of the EEEA,… more
Jeff Culp, representing the Energy Efficient Exporters Association (EEEA) and the Super-E® Office, has visited Korea from May 23 to May 29, 2018. During the visit, he conducted a series of meetings and site visits and attended ceremonies… more
Certification of Super-E® House of the First CLT House in Korea – Celebrated by Plaque Unveiling Ceremony
Another Super-E® Certification plaque unveiling ceremony was held for the CLT House located at Suji-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, on May 24, 2018, in conjunction with the Jeff Culp’s visit to Korea. Mr. Culp is the General Manager of the… more
On a recent trip Hokkaido last month, Shawn Lawlor and myself were able to visit Mitsui Home Hokkaido’s new office building in Sapporo, so I thought it would be wise to send in an update on the project. The last time I visited earlier… more
The “Shear Wall Multiplier” is the seismic resistance indicator specified in the Japanese building code (Building Standard Law: BSL). This allows architects to simplify the structural confirmation of shear walls against lateral force… more