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How do wood homes hold up in earthquake areas?

logo-bc-council-forest-industries logo-canada-woodCongratulations are in order for the ongoing efforts of Canada Wood and the BC Council of Forest Industries who are celebrating 40 years of establishing a presence in Japan.

Thanks to their diligence and advocacy of BC’s high-quality, sustainable harvested wood products, we’ve watched Japan adopt building code standards and foster the increasing use of wood in the construction industry over the last 40 years.

And the potential of wood products continues to be recognized across the globe, particularly in the Asian markets. At the beginning of October, a 6.1 magnitude earthquake in Jinggu County, China claimed only one life and Chinese officials are crediting the low death rate to the prevalence of wood-framed homes in the region.

With positive news such as this combined with the continued efforts of wood advocates across the country, there is no end in sight for the potential of Canada’s plentiful resource.