Hebei Province in China Signs Agreement to Use More BC Wood
A new agreement with the Province of Hebei further opens a market in northern China to BC wood products and wood-frame building technology. The agreement with Hebei will lead to the construction of a wood-frame demonstration project, such as a multi-storey apartment building. The project will show local developers and consumers how wood-frame designs are energy-efficient, cost-competitive, and well suited to conditions on China’s northern plain. The arrangement builds on introducing B.C.-designed wood truss roofing in Hebei and updating local building codes for wood-frame construction. Both projects were supported by Forestry Innovation Investment, B.C.’s international marketing agency for wood products, and Canada Wood, an industry marketing group.