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Discover Hotel Kyoto Nagaokakyo

As a sign of a changing era, on September 3, 2019, a 5-story building “Hotel Discover Kyoto Nagaoka” opened on the doorstep of Japan’s famous old capital Kyoto. As we know in North America it is quite common to see 3-stories… more

COFI’s Technical Manager Receives MLIT Award

Hidehiko Fumoto of the BC Council of Forest Industries (COFI) was honoured on October 12 with the Housing Bureau Director General Award from Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) for contributions to the Japanese… more

Non-Residential Wood Opportunities in Osaka Region

On September 20th and 21st NRCan Director, Jeff Biggs visited the Osaka region with Canada Wood’s Shawn Lawlor to learn further about market opportunities for non-residential wooden construction. Pictured above, we visited the Osaka… more

2×4 Site Visits in Hakodate

COFI received a unique request from a former seminar participant attending a 2×4 non-residential seminar in Kobe on November 10, 2017. The request was to show a group of 16 architects 2×4 sites in Hokkaido. The group, including… more

NLT Structural Evaluation in Progress

We understand that North American building codes do not require any special evaluation procedures such as “alternative solutions” when a designer wishes to use NLT as a structural member.  In Japan, this is partially true, but the… more

China’s March on Zero Energy Buildings

The Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (MOHURD) released a Public Notice on Technical Standard for Nearly Zero Energy Buildings on January 24, 2019. The national standard (GB/T51350–2019) will come into force on September 1,… more

China’s Policies Update

In the first half of 2019, China introduced a number of policies in areas of green building, prefabrication and zero-waste cities.
Government Work Report 
Key decisions related to housing, construction and urban-rural development were… more

China softwood lumber imports jump in first half 2019

China imported 14.1 million m3 of softwood lumber in the first half of this year with a value of nearly USD 2.6 billion, up 17 percent and 4.2 percent compared to the same period last year accordingly, according to data by China Bulletin,… more