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Tour of Wooden Resorts Inspires Developers

An early summer trip to visit five wooden resort hotels built with Canadian lumber in and nearby Hangzhou city attracted more than 50 professionals in mid-June, including five real estate developers from central and eastern China. After… more

Canada Wood University Lecture on Global Wood Trends

On June 25th, Canada Wood Japan’s Shawn Lawlor delivered a lecture on sustainable green building at Showa Women’s University Department of Architecture. A total of 89 undergraduate students attended the lecture. The topics included an… more

A Tokyo Tradition: Canada Wood Shipper’s Meetings

COFI shippers got together at Canada Wood Tokyo office on June 19th to review recent market access and market development topics.  Canada Wood Tokyo Office hosts these shipper’s meetings approximately 4 times a year for Tokyo based… more

MOU with Dankook University to Advance Super E Together

Industry-Academic Cooperation Foundation (IACF) operated by Dankook University and Canada Wood Korea (CWK) signed an MOU to agree to advance the business opportunities for wood frame construction by enhancing technical exchange and talent… more

Deck with standing tables

Wood Terrace in Heart of Tokyo

The next time you, or someone you know is in Tokyo, head for “The Farm Tokyo” to relax and unwind in a unique natural outdoor space in the heart of this big metropolis. This newly constructed open-air terrace cleverly uses Canadian… more

Full Scale 3-Storey Wooden School Building Fire Test on February 22, 2012 in Tsukuba

MLIT Streamlining Fire Regulations for Wooden Buildings

As reported in this blog in August 2018, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) amended the Building Standard Law to streamline fire-related regulations for wooden buildings. One of the streamlined requirements… more

Summary of Korean Housing Start

Due to declining construction investment amid the ongoing government intervention to curb rising house prices and cool down the overheated housing market, South Korea’s housing starts for 2018 decreased 16% to 81,300 buildings and… more

Summary of Korean Lumber Shipments

BC softwood lumber export volume to South Korea in 2018 decreased by 18.5% to 205,228 cubic metres as compared to 251,992 cubic metres in 2017.
Several reasons contribute to this downward trajectory. First, BC Coastal shipments continue to… more