As reported in this blog in August 2018, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) amended the Building Standard Law to streamline fire-related regulations for wooden buildings. One of the streamlined requirements… more
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Deputy Director and Manager Technical Services, Canada Wood Japan
Fumoto-san has been working on the COFI team in Japan since 1995. He represented Canadian interests by serving on 39 committees established by Japanese ministries, architectural agencies and housing associations.
Demand for non-residential wooden buildings has shown significant growth in Japan over the past several years. This trend is apparent with educational facilities. For example, in Uozu City, Toyama Prefecture, a new wooden school building… more
Xyence Co., Ltd, a leading pressure treating company in Japan, recently obtained a pressure treating certificate allowing for the first time for SPF to be treated with Azole-pyrethroid. Anti-termite and anti-decay treatments are… more
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
Thanks to the past 2-hour fire resistive approvals, midrise PFC buildings of up to 6 storeys are now technically achievable in Japan. However, the hurdles are still too high for the structural designers to seek the building permits. This… more