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Shanghai Wood & Prefab Seminar attracts over 200 industry professionals

Dora Xue

By Dora Xue

Manager, Marketing & Communications

March 15, 2017

Registration desk for the Wood & Prefabrication Seminar in Shanghai

Prefabricated Construction has become a hot topic thanks to the Chinese Government’s push for modernizing the construction sector. To capitalize on the opportunity arising from prefabrication, Canada Wood China held a “Wood & Prefabrication Seminar” in Shanghai on March. 3rd, 2017. Over 200 professionals in the wood construction industry including builders, designers and academics attended the meeting.

Mr. Weldon Epp, Canadian Consul General to Shanghai, opened the event; he discussed the large potential for bilateral trade between Canada and China, highlighting recent high-level meetings between Prime Minister Li Keqiang and the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau.

Haiyan Zhang delivering presentation of China prefabricated construction policy

Highlights of the event included presentations by two prefabrication experts from the U.K. and Canada. Mr. Michal Zajic, Partner of Milner Associates, introduced technical considerations for prefabricated wood construction in Britain from designing, construction and educating trade. Zajic has rich experience in light and heavy wood constructions. He has more than 20-year experience in wood structure engineering.

Mr. Bradley Parson, CEO of Caterra Construction Consulting, complemented his presentation by discussing the business case for prefabrication.

200 professionals attended the seminar

In addition to these guest speakers. Haiyan Zhang, Director of Codes and Standards at Canada Wood China, delivered an instructional presentation of “China Prefabricated Construction Policy” to help people understand that China Central Government’s positive attitude on prefab-construction and the policy of encourage industry to use prefabricated components, especially wood in some areas.

Representatives from Tongji University, Crown Home and F&Y Partner Designing Company introduced outstanding prefabricated wood projects in China.

Watch the video to learn more about the conference!