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NLT Technical Project Report Published

This past year COFI/Canada Wood Japan worked with the Japan 2×4 Home Builders Association to facilitate the spread of large-scale wooden buildings using Nail-Laminated Timber (NLT) in horizontal diaphragms such as roof and floor… more

Japan Housing and Non-residential Starts: Jan&Feb 2020

January’s total housing starts dropped 10.1% to finish at 60,341 units for the seventh consecutive monthly decline. Owner-occupied housing declined 13.8%, and rental housing fell 2.5%. Wooden housing fell 11.2% to 33,849 units. Post… more

Peanut Home Gaining Ground Among Young Koreans

A 27-duplexes home complex project in Seoul has started construction earlier this year. Under the motif of “Nature in the city,” the development features a so-called “peanut house” design and has close access to the newly built… more

China Policy Briefing 2020 – Issue 2

FII China has released a policy briefing to inform Canadian Stakeholders on a variety of updates relating to China’s wood, construction and real estate industries. The report includes information on China’s green building initiatives,… more

Product Trial Success in Vietnam

A key component of Forestry Innovation Investment (FII)’s market diversification strategy is to expand awareness and use of B.C. forest products across Asia. In 2015, in collaboration with Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) and the Canada… more

Canada Wood China hosted Shipper’s meeting in Shanghai

On May 14th, Canada Wood China (CW China) hosted a Lumber Shipper’s Meeting in Shanghai to update industry stakeholders on 2020-2021 program priorities, and to discuss recent trends in the lumber industry in China. Eric Wong, Managing… more

MOU Signing with the China Real Estate Association

On May 15th, 2020, Forestry Innovation Investment (FII) and Canada Wood (CW) signed a three-party MOU with the China Real Estate Association (CREA). The signing was arranged online with representatives of each organization participating… more

Wood Infill Wall System Creating Opportunity in Seoul

Canada Wood Korea kicks off the technical supports on Sokcho Training Center and Apartment demonstration project. This demo project will showcase the hybrid solutions using wood infill wall and NLT (Nail-Laminated Timber) systems that… more

Wood in Manufacturing—Capacity Building

Three key markets have a strategic focus on wood in manufacturing (WIM): India, China and Vietnam. The WIM strategy targets high potential end-use segments, such as indoor and outdoor furniture manufacturing, interior finishing products… more

China Economy Update

China Economic Update 2020 Q1

China’s economy recorded the first contraction in decades in the first quarter of 2020 as the COVID-19 outbreak shut down large parts of the world’s second-largest economy and dimmed the global outlook. China’s Gross Domestic Product… more

South Korea Update on COVID-19 Pandemic

South Korea has experienced one of the worst scenarios outside China at the onset of the outbreak. Still, thanks to the strong leadership, extensive quarantine measures, fast testing capability and elaborate contact tracing, the country… more