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CABR LCA findings support WFC Applications

 
A recent Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Research shows that wood frame construction (WFC) projects can greatly reduce carbon emissions during the building’s full life cycle compared with steel and concrete structures, which is… more

China Economic Update

China’s GDP increased 6.2 percent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2019, slowing from a 6.4 percent expansion in the previous three-month period and matching market expectations. It was the lowest growth rate since the first quarter… more

Prefabricated Energy-Saving Cladding System Launched

The Matechstone Taixing project supported by Canada Wood China (CW China) was completed in June. It is the first commercial demonstration project using a precast concrete and wood infill building envelop system in China. A project opening… more

Tour of Wooden Resorts Inspires Developers

An early summer trip to visit five wooden resort hotels built with Canadian lumber in and nearby Hangzhou city attracted more than 50 professionals in mid-June, including five real estate developers from central and eastern China. After… more

China Economic Update

China’s economy continued to slow in 2019, with Q1 GDP growth at 6.4%, compared to 6.6% in 2018. However, the growth is slightly higher than market expectations. This is attributed to higher factory production, which has benefited from… more

NLT Floor Panels Passed Fire Test

Nail-Laminated Timber (NLT) floor panels passed a fire resistance test in Beijing in March 2019. The results exceded expectations and will help lead to new applications in mass timber buildings and advancement in China’s fire… more

Canada Wood Released China Tracking Wood Project report

Canada Wood China (CW China) released the Tracking Wood Project Starts Report with the goal of helping the wood construction industry better understand developments and trends in the China market.
The report provides statistics of new wood… more

Canadian lumber makes inroads in Huzhou, China

A Sino-Canadian timber co-operation event organized by Canada Wood China was held on January 23, 2019 in Huzhou City of eastern China’s Zhejiang Province. The goal was to help the city diversify its wood sourcing channels amid a… more

CW China publishes updated supplier directory

Canada Wood China published its 2018-2019 Directory of Wood Builders and Design Institutes in February 2019, providing company profiles, key services/products and contact information of wood builders and design institutes in China. The… more

China Economic Update

2018 Q4 highlights:

China’s economic growth edged down in Q4 2018 year-on-year due to weak investment and faltering consumer confidence, which led to the weakest annual growth in 2018 within the past 28 years; GDP in Q4 2018 grew 6.4… more

SPF trial partner confirms order for second quarter

A Chinese manufacturer located in southern China’s Guangdong province that used Canadian softwood for a trial confirmed another order of 2,000 cubic metres of SPF in Q1 2019.
Before this, the manufacturer, purchased 3,000 cubic metres… more

China approves master plan for Xiongan New Area

China’s central authorities approved the 2018-2035 master plan for Xiongan New Area in early January 2019, stressing it’s a significant step in developing a high-quality city with a modern economic system, according to Xinhua… more