Japanese Government Portal Site Features WOOD WORKS! Video
In an effort to grow the medium-sized and large-scale wooden buildings sector, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transportation (MLIT) and the Forestry Agency of Japan jointly have developed a portal site (https://mokuzouportal.jp/) to target and influence local governments, general contractors, architects, engineers and home builders.
The website secretariat selected a video series originally developed by WoodWorks! BC to be featured on the site. Subtitled in Japanese, the video series “Mid-rise Constructions in BC – Past, Present, Future” provides a complete overview of the history, benefits, methods, case studies and trends of mid-rise wood-frame construction. Click below links to view the videos:
Growing demand for mid-rise buildings, including apartments and condominiums, seniors living, affordable, and mixed-use commercial/residential developments, is a significant opportunity for Canadian wood products. Canada Wood Japan leverages the promotion of complementary building innovations such as nail-laminated timber (NLT) and MidplyTM shearwall as a market entry strategy. Our current efforts, emulating the successful market development strategy employed for the 2×4 sector, include working with regulators, offering research and technical support and conducting trials, demonstrations, and ongoing promotion.