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The Russians are Coming

A large delegation from Russia’s Association of Wood Housing toured China on a fact-finding mission in May. The delegation was led by Director General Chernykh Alexandr Grigorievitch
from St Petersburg.
Canada Wood was not able to… more

China Economy, Housing, and Lumber Shipments

China Economy:
A new World Bank report projects GDP growth in China will be 8.2 percent in 2012 and 8.6 percent in 2013. The China Quarterly Update, released 20th of May, says that the prospects for a gradual adjustment of growth remain… more

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Korean Economy, Housing & Lumber Shipments

Economy Update
South Korea’s economic recovery slowed noticeably in April as Europe’s debt crisis and other external sources of uncertainties persisted.Exports fell 4.7% from a year earlier to $46.3 billion and imports dropped… more

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2×4 Component Plant Activity in Japan

The Tokai 2×4 Council reported that for the month of April, twelve of its regular member companies supplied 301 units (40,547 m²) of 2×4 framing packages in the Tokai region (Aichi, Mie, Gifu and Shiga Prefectures) and that… more

Elevated Wooden Viewing Deck in Heart of Tokyo

Famous Japanese designer, Tadashi Kawamata constructs a wooden viewing deck at a small park in the heart of Tokyo along the Sumida River. This project is one of a series of objects that was commissioned for the TOKYO IN PROGRESS… more

HOWTEC New Span Table for P&B

Structural calculations are required for post and beam wooden houses when the homeowner wants his or her home designed to the performance labelling system standards even in cases for one or two storey homes.  For this practice, designers… more

New PFC Elderly Care Facility Design Manual Released

Over the past year COFI Japan in collaboration with the Japan 2×4 Home Builders Association’s Public Building Technical Committee has been working to develop a comprehensive designers guide for fireproof elderly care facilities…. more

Popularity of 2×4 Rising for Tohoku Housing

Tohoku Housing Reconstruction Trends:
Canada Wood recently visited Sendai’s largest 2×4 home builder, Selco Home Co., Ltd. and interviewed the company on recent building trends in the Sendai region. The company’s head architect… more

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Japan Economy, Housing & Lumber Shipments

Japan Economic Update
Starting on a positive note, the Ministry of Health and Welfare announced that 660,000 new graduates entered the work force in the new fiscal year starting in April. Employment levels in Japan remain comparatively… more

Korea shows appreciation of Canadian Veterans

As a member of the United Nations Command during the Korean War, Canada had contributed the third largest number of soldiers among the UNC allied countries. Every year, the Republic of Korea GO6 Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs… more

Construction inspection courses big hit in Korea

Multi-Family Wood Frame Construction training for architects and building inspectors is underway.
The 10th KWCA-WUC Multi-Story, Multi-Family Wood Frame Construction Training Course program, one of the CWK’s association-based… more

Wood Infill Wall becomes commercialized in Korea

Mr. Hyun Wook Lee of Kwang Jang Architects is well known architect who introduced wood frame duplex homes in Korea for the first time under the name of ‘Peanut House’. He has brought and developed this idea since 2009 when he… more

Premier heading to Korea

Premier Christy Clark is returning to Asia in May to lead her second jobs and trades mission to strengthen relationships with Japan, Korea and the Philippines while expanding markets for B.C. goods and services. Clark will lead a BC Green… more

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Korean Economy, Housing and Lumber Shipments

Economic Update
Korea’s year-on-year GDP for the first quarter of 2012 expanded 2.8%, the slowest on-year growth rate for two and a half years. But Korea’s economy grew at the fastest pace for a year on quarterly basis in… more