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Reconstruction Projects Facility Growth of Non-Residential Construction in Tohoku

Shawn Lawlor

By Shawn Lawlor

Managing Director, Canada Wood Japan

October 3, 2017

On September 22nd Canada Wood visited the new Selco Home non-residential demonstration office project in Sendai with Catriona Armstrong of NRCan and Joyce Wagenaar of FII. Selco Home opened The “City Forest” 3 storey demonstration office in August to show prospective clients the beauty and performance of wood in commercial, non-residential uses.

Traditionally a 2×4 single family home builder, Selco’s first non-residential project was the Canada Wood Yuriage Public Market Reconstruction Project in Natori City. The public market project was a catalyst for Selco to establish a new team targeting business development in the non-housing sector. Since then, Selco Home has completed a number of non-residential projects including offices, restaurants, retail outlets, multi-use public facilities, community centres, clinics, kindergartens and elderly care facilities. The new Selco Home “City Forest” office features extensive use of Canadian forest products including Douglas Fir engineered wood products as well as Western Red Cedar. We wish the Selco team continued success in developing wooden non-residential construction.