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Expanding 2×4 into Large Hospital Buildings

With its environmentally friendly and economical design, the Muratakai Shonan Oba Hospital recently opened on July 1, 2020. The hospital is located 50 km southwest of Tokyo in Fujisawa City in Kanagawa Prefecture. It is one of the largest… more

Matechstone Patents Wood Infill Wall System in China

The Prefab Building Development 2019 Report released by MOHURD indicates a positive trend for the growth potential for off-site construction and prefabrication in China. Together with the new green building evaluation standard issued on… more

China Policy Briefing 2020 – Issue 3

This Policy Briefing is developed by FII China to provide an update to Canadian stakeholders on China’s current economic situation, policies and government directions relating wood, construction and real estate industries in 2020.
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Expanding 2×4 into Large Span Commercial Buildings

Two prominent wooden warehouses were recently designed and built by platform frame construction (total floor area for each building is approximately 1,400 m²) in an economical and environmentally friendly way in Fukushima Prefecture. The… more

Wood Industry Quarterly Update – 2020 Q1

BC softwood lumber exports:
Softwood lumber exports from BC have declined in volume quarter on quarter since 19Q2. In 20Q1 the total exports further slipped by 9.7% over 19Q4, reaching 3,979K m3. The export volume of 20Q1 stands at 78.4%… more

Focused Policy Coverage : China’s Two Sessions 2020

The Two Sessions refer to the annual meetings of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) – an advisory body of over 2,000 members – and the National People’s Congress (NPC), China’s top legislative body…. more

Vancouver goes for 12-storey

Mass Timber Construction up to 12 Stories Approved by Vancouver B.C. City Council
Although a vast forest resource may have something to do with it, the adoption within Canada of mass timber for tall wood buildings is also in recognition of… more

Japan Corona Virus Update

By mid-May the Coronavirus outbreak is showing signs of receding in Japan. The number of new cases nationwide peaked at the 650 level in mid-April. By mid-May, Tokyo has consistently reported less than 10 new cases daily. The state of… more

The Aesthetic Appeal of Wooden 2×4

Manten Social Welfare Corporation builds another senior home using platform frame construction. This is the third 2×4 elderly care project the owners, Mr. & Mrs. Yamada, have built in Japan since participating in COFI/Canada Wood… more