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Reconstruction in Tohoku

How the Japanese Physically Move Mountains
Japan recently marked the third anniversary since the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 11, 2011. I recently had the opportunity to drive up the Tohoku Coast to coordinate our third… more

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Japan Economy, Construction & Lumber Shipments

Economy
Signal Housing Industry Risks
This past March the LDP government tabled a revision to the Dispatch Worker Law which allows for temporary labour to be employed in all job categories, up from two dozen categories at present. With a… more

KWCA-CWK QS Workshops: More than Words

When I first started building houses, my dad helped me.  He started with a blank piece of paper and a pencil.  “This is a stud,” he said, as he drew a straight line on the page.  I shook my head.
A few lines later, he… more

University based training with Korea University, Seoul

CWK has successfully completed University-based training program with the Department of Architecture of Korea University (KU) in Seoul.  KU (http://www.korea.edu), founded in 1905, is widely acknowledged as one of the country’s… more

Developers and Architects Mission to B.C.

23 participants comprising of architects and developers, joined a recent mission to Vancouver, Whistler and Prince George from March 2 ~ 9, 2014.
Since the majority of them are professionals in the construction industry, they were… more

Korea Economy, Construction & Lumber Shipments

Economy
South Korea’s economy remains on a ‘moderate’ recovery path as domestic demand picks up and overall financial market conditions become stable based on the latest indicators for exports, consumption, investment,… more

China Economy, Construction & Lumber Shipments

Economy
China’s manufacturing activity has been contracting since January. Against this nerve-wracking backdrop, Chinese Finance Minister Lou Jiwei did something that was once unthinkable for a senior official.
Earlier this month, Mr…. more

Proud New Home Owners

Who would have thought that a married couple that previously participated in COFI’s Elderly Care Tour Mission to Canada would be moving into a 2×4 custom home four years down the road… fast forward to 2014… and that is exactly… more

Nursing Home Ansuriru Opens

A new large platform frame elderly care facility – the third largest of its kind – opens its doors. And the name of this particular project might ring a bell with a few of our readers, as you were probably on hand when BC… more

Midply Case Study Manual Completed

As one of the key Canada Wood technical development initiatives, COFI Tokyo has been working on Midply Wall System since 2010.  The Midply Wall System was originally invented in 1998 by Dr. Erol Varoglu of Forintek Corp (now… more

4-Storey Fireproof Apartment

On February 4th, COFI Japan’s staff visited a unique 2×4 fireproof building under construction near the main Kawasaki train station in Kanagawa Prefecture. The project is being constructed by a medium size construction company,… more