- A New Way to Stay Tuned on Market News from China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, and India—Canada Wood on Twitter and LinkedIn
- China recognizes WFC technology in new Green Building Standard
- Parliamentary Delegation Sees Opportunities for Wood Projects in China
- Report On Sound Insulation Tests in Wood Construction Released in China
- Wood Terrace in Heart of Tokyo
- MLIT Streamlining Fire Regulations for Wooden Buildings
- Celebrating A Reconstruction Milestone in Tohoku & Remembering Canada’s Assistance
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A New Way to Stay Tuned on Market News from China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, and India—Canada Wood on Twitter and LinkedIn
Canada Wood strives to advance the Canadian Forest industry by building partnerships, fostering a culture for wood and promoting wood products in overseas markets. In particular, Asian markets continue to be a key portion of the Canadian forestry industry’s diversification strategy. There have been many new and exciting developments: Read more
China recognizes WFC technology in new Green Building Standard
Wood Frame Construction Technology (WFC) has officially been recognized for the first time by China’s Green Building Evaluation Standard as a viable solution for the country’s green building credit rating. This is another milestone for WFC in China on the government regulations front after a series of prefabrication policies favourable to wood has been published in the past few years.
The newly revised standard, printed in May and scheduled to be implemented in August 2019, includes WFC as one of the three building solutions along with concrete and steel systems. Read more
Parliamentary Delegation Sees Opportunities for Wood Projects in China
A Canadian Parliamentary delegation had a meeting with Nanjing Tech University (NTU) when they visited the institution on May 23, 2019. The delegation was impressed by positive trends and opportunities in wood construction, especially mass timber, in China. The meeting also sent a positive signal in Sino-China relationships amid a sensitive season.
The Canadian Consulate in Shanghai organized the meeting with support from Canada Wood China (CW China). Senator Joseph A. Day and MP Joe Peschisolido led the nine-member delegation. Read more
Report On Sound Insulation Tests in Wood Construction Released in China
A research report on acoustic performances of twenty-nine wooden wall and floor assemblies was released in May. The results will help property developers, designers and builders to choose the right wood component in real life wood constructions according to their sound insulation capabilities.
The report was jointly released by Canada Wood China (CW China) and China Academy of Building Research (CABR), the largest and most diverse research institution in China’s building industry. Read more
Wood Terrace in Heart of Tokyo
The next time you, or someone you know is in Tokyo, head for “The Farm Tokyo” to relax and unwind in a unique natural outdoor space in the heart of this big metropolis. This newly constructed open-air terrace cleverly uses Canadian SPF dimension lumber (2×4 & 2×6) in its design to build several ground level and elevated wood decks to create a large outside eating and drinking areas – including the picnic tables and benches that you sit on, right in front of Tokyo station. It contains several food and beverage stalls within the space, serving wine, beer and many other drinks to enjoy with pizza and other grilled and fried food items. Read more
MLIT Streamlining Fire Regulations for Wooden Buildings
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 was to allow mass timber to be visually exposed in midrise buildings. Another amendment was to allow the architects to design any wooden buildings as long as the building height is 16 m or less (Article 21 in BSL: Building Standard Law). Read more
Celebrating A Reconstruction Milestone in Tohoku & Remembering Canada’s Assistance
On May 26th the City of Natori, Miyagi invited Canada Wood, the Canadian Embassy and Governments of Alberta and British Columbia to participate in celebrations marking an important milestone in reconstruction after the devastating earthquake and tsunami of 2011. Natori Mayor Yamada and city officials welcomed Canadian participants and expressed their heartfelt gratitude for the support of Canada in helping to rebuild their community. Under the Canada Tohoku Reconstruction, Canada built and donated the Dongari Anne Public Library and the Yuriage Public Market Buildings to the community. Read more
Urban Regeneration, Led by Wood Frame Construction. – Completion of Korea’s Tallest Hybrid Wood Building
Urban regeneration is quickly becoming the most important core value and the best urban management method in Korea’s urban policies. In response to the rising demand for more urban buildings, the National Institute of Forest Science (NIFoS) introduces the wood frame construction to the city in order to set an example of how tall wood hybrid building can be part of the urban regeneration project for the improvement of declined or underdeveloped areas in the city. Read more
Wood Frame Houses of Maseong Maple Village Built with MP Wall
In April, we informed you that the “Optimal house”, light wood frame single family house with the MP Wall system, was completed for the first time in Korea at Maple Village in Yongin. A total of 20 single family wood frame houses are to be built by 2020 in Maple Village. Today, I am going to share with you the news that the second wood frame house, which applies the MP Wall system, has just started construction in Maple Village. It was designed with a completely different layout from the first house, and the MP Wall structure was confirmed through new structural calculation. Read more
Wood Frame Design, Selected in Naepo Natural Playground Design Competition
Canada Wood Korea(CWK) Training program alumi Mr. Wang, chief architect of Sosol Architects was recently announced the winner of ‘Naepo Natural Playground Design Competition’ and he will be leading the master plan of the Naepo Natural Playground project. His winning master plan would include multiple buildings constructed from light wood frame and heavy timber structure.
More than just an important ingredient of sustainability, wood’s naturally warm looking and tactile properties that appeal to children is the main reason why Mr. Wang chose it. Read more