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Japan Housing Starts Summary for November 2018

October total housing starts declined 0.6% to 84,213 units. The recent trend of resilience in owner occupied starts and sluggishness in rentals continued. Owner occupied housing starts increased 2.5%, whereas rental housing fell 6.9%…. more

2×4 Social Media Campaign

COFI Tokyo launched its second YouTube and Facebook advertising social media promotion campaign last month to create awareness and positively brand 2×4 to prospective home buyers in Japan. This year’s campaign runs for three… more

Third Wood Wall Bracing Workshop held at SETEC in Seoul

Canada Wood Korea in collaboration with Timber Engineering Lab of Chungnam National University (CNUTim) organized and delivered another Wood Wall Bracing Workshop focused on meeting the code requirements for seismic design.
A maximum… more

Canada Wood Hosts Forest Business Leaders’ Luncheon

The Forest sector mission to Korea led by the Minister Doug Donaldson was successfully held from December 6 – 8, 2018. Over 25 representatives joined the mission, from the Canadian Trade Mission, federal and provincial Canadian… more

MOU with Korean architects will increase wood use

Senior forest sector representatives on the Forestry Asia Trade Mission took part in events that demonstrated British Columbia’s commitment to increasing wood construction in South Korea.
On Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, they witnessed the… more

Tallest wood building construction proceeding smoothly

The National Institute of Forest Science (NIFoS) announced the 5 storey CLT wood building with CLT in 2018 which would be the tallest wood building in Korea. To enable it, NIFoS has conducted research and tests on structural performance,… more

South Korea Economy, Construction & Lumber Shipments

South Korea’s economy is expected to lose steam slightly in 2019 due to weakening exports and sluggish investment, coupled with the tepid domestic demand. South Korea’s GDP in 2019 is expected to grow 2.6% which is a slight drop from… more

Midply Makes It’s Debut at the Green Book Seminars

As reported in this blog in August 2018, the Midply Wall System has been officially positioned in the Japanese PFC building code by means of a revision to the “Green Book” structural design manual. Local building officials refer to… more

Canada Wood partners with Canada Pavilion at CIIE

Canada Wood China presented in Canadian Pavilion in the first China International Import Expo (CIIE) held in Shanghai from November 5 to 10, 2018.
The CIIE is an echo to President Xi’s announcement at the Belt and Road Forum in May… more

WFC projects awarded in tourism and healthcare

A total of 67 outstanding wood frame construction projects from 35 companies in the tourism and healthcare industries were awarded at the Sino-Canada Wood Conference in Beijing on December 12, 2018.
Organized by Canada Wood China, the… more