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China’s March on Zero Energy Buildings

The Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (MOHURD) released a Public Notice on Technical Standard for Nearly Zero Energy Buildings on January 24, 2019. The national standard (GB/T51350–2019) will come into force on September 1,… more

China’s Policies Update

In the first half of 2019, China introduced a number of policies in areas of green building, prefabrication and zero-waste cities.
Government Work Report 
Key decisions related to housing, construction and urban-rural development were… more

China softwood lumber imports jump in first half 2019

China imported 14.1 million m3 of softwood lumber in the first half of this year with a value of nearly USD 2.6 billion, up 17 percent and 4.2 percent compared to the same period last year accordingly, according to data by China Bulletin,… more

Korean Economy Update

South Korea’s GDP expanded an estimated 1.1% in the second quarter of 2019 after marking 0.4% growth in the previous quarter, which is attributed mainly to increased government spending. The South Korean economy grew 2.1% in the… more

The first intensive Super-E® training in Korea concluded

The first intensive Super-E® training was concluded in Korea as a joint effort by Dankook University (DKU) and Canada Wood Korea (CWK). A total of 31 professional builders and architects graduated from the course and our exit survey shows… more

Successful 20th Architect-Inspector Training

On August 3, the 20th KWCA-WUC Architect-Inspector Training sponsored by Canada Wood Korea was concluded. This course is an annual training program designed to provide the architect, inspector, builder and engineer audiences in Korea with… more

Korea Dagagu Demo house construction starts

Construction work has started on Canada Wood’s Dagagu house demo project in Incheon, Korea. The building is a multi-family house comprised of two units, with a total floor area of ​​240m2. The objective is to demonstrate 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

CABR LCA findings support WFC Applications

 
A recent Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Research shows that wood frame construction (WFC) projects can greatly reduce carbon emissions during the building’s full life cycle compared with steel and concrete structures, which is… more

China Economic Update

China’s GDP increased 6.2 percent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2019, slowing from a 6.4 percent expansion in the previous three-month period and matching market expectations. It was the lowest growth rate since the first quarter… more

Korean Architect Explains Why Wood Infill Wall is Chosen

“A wood infill wall system could provide a common solution for load-bearing frames made from steel and concrete. The increasingly stringent requirement for energy-efficient buildings in Korea is among the main driving forces behind the… more

NLT Roof Structure Fire Tests Successful

As part of our current market access technical development projects, COFI and the Japan 2×4 Home Builders Association are aiming to obtain the ministerial approval of floor/roof diaphragms made from dimension based Nail-Laminated… more

Prefabricated Energy-Saving Cladding System Launched

The Matechstone Taixing project supported by Canada Wood China (CW China) was completed in June. It is the first commercial demonstration project using a precast concrete and wood infill building envelop system in China. A project opening… more