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China Economy, Housing & Lumber Shipments

The State of the Economy

Growth slowed further in 2012 Q3 in line with expectations; however the economy showed signs of bottoming-out. Annual growth rate appears on track to reach the Chinese government’s target of 7.5%.
Industrial… more

2×4 Component Plant Activity in Japan

The Tokai 2×4 Council reported that for the month of September, eleven of its regular member companies supplied 364 units (49,800 m²) of 2×4 framing packages in the Tokai region (Aichi, Mie, Gifu and Shiga Prefectures), and that… more

CO-OP Japan Chooses Wood

A new large retail commercial wooden building is now underway in Hakodate City. This structure as it is a test project for CO-OP Japan’s Sapporo Division, which is looking to open a new brand of stores in the region that are more… more

Forum on Low Carbon Building Products

Organized by the integrated construction committee of CCPIT, the forum attracted over 80 attendees from real estate related industries, including developers, builders, and innovative building materials manufacturers and suppliers, among… more

University students relate to wood

Canada Wood Korea in collaboration with Daegu University has successfully completed the 4th annual Wood Frame Construction Workshop, September 17 to September 21, 2012, at Daegu University Gyeongsan Campus in Gyeongsangbuk-do. 33 senior… more

Minister Oliver promotes wood

Minister Joe Oliver of Natural Resources Canada visited Korea to meet Canada Wood Korea (CWK) staff and Korean industry leaders who utilize Canadian wood, learn about opportunities for Canadian wood exports to Korea and promote Canadian… more

Wood structures donated to charity

Canada Wood Korea in collaboration with Pusan National University and Pukyong National University has completed University based training at both PNU and BEXCO in Busan from September 10th to 16th. The week started with theory lectures on… more

Wood infill wall system okay for Korea

Canada Wood Korea held a round table discussion meeting with local architects and university professors, who are actively working in Busan and the Gyeongnam Province. This meeting was hosted at the Westin Chosun Hotel in Busan on September… more

Leading Architects Attract Attention

Canada Wood Korea and Korea Wood Construction Association held a one of a kind and very successful wood frame construction seminar in Busan, in conjunction with the 2012 Busan Kyunghyang Housing Fair on September 15, 2012.
Four architects,… more

Korean architects welcome WFC design tool

Single family and town house projects are being designed and inspected by registered architects. Architects are taking roles as not only material specifiers but also inspectors in order to maintain quality of these market sectors. Canada… more

Korea Economy, Housing and Lumber Shipments

Economic Update:
South Korea is the first-ever A-rated country for which all Big Three agencies upgraded the credit ratings in the same year. Moody’s and Fitch recently hiked their ratings for Korea by one notch to Aa3 and Aa,… more

Forestry Tour One to Remember for Chinese VIPs

Last week COFI hosted a lively group of 25 enthusiastic builders and designers from China.  Their goal over the seven day program was to learn as much as possible pertaining to the construction and design of wood buildings. 
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Chinese Builders, Designers and Developers Visit Canada

A delegation of 23 Chinese construction professionals went on an eight-day mission to BC in order to engage in technical exchange activities for modern wood frame construction technology. Since most of the delegates already had some basic… more

Chinese Economy, Housing and Lumber Shipments

China’s economy is stabilising on a lower trajectory, and remains on track to meet the Government target of 7.5 percent. The economy continues to rebalance towards consumption. Unemployment does not seem to be rising and wage growth… more

Post & Beam Manual Specifies Canadian Lumber Species

The Wooden Home Association (WHA) recently finished drafting a new structural design manual for their member companies as a guideline for wooden post and beam houses/buildings.  Section 2 of Chapter 1 explains what kind of lumber species… more

Japan Economy, Housing and Lumber Shipments

In July Japan’s unemployment rate held steady at 4.3%, while the industrial production index and consumption price indices fell 1% and 0.3% on signs of economic weakening. Softening in China and Southeast Asian markets is putting… more

Japan Real Estate Update

According to statistics recently released by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transportation & Tourism (MLIT) Japan real estate values continued to fall for the 21st consecutive year. However the pace of the decline has slowed… more

New Wood Industry Association Meets

China Modern Wood Frame Construction Technology Industry Association (China Association) was officially launched on August 8, 2012 in Yantai, Shandong province. In attendance were almost 200 members, including developers, builders,… more