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Headline of  the Latest Issue

Promotion of wood uses in public buildings

On July 16, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology convened the sixth meeting to discuss issues regarding the way structural design criteria for wooden school buildings ought to be, and made public that JIS A3301, the Japanese Industrial Standards for structural design criteria for wooden school buildings, is to be revised and be effective after April 2015. At the same time of the revision, the ministry is scheduled to draw up and release technical data of wooden school buildings..

 

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Wholesalers' Market Prices
(lumber & logs 1,000 yen / cbm; plywood 1,000 yen / sheet; CP 1,000 yen /piece)
item price(JPY)
Hem, baby square (imported) KD(S4S) 105mm x 105mm 60
Whitewood, kudabashira (CP) 5-ply 2.30
JRC-Kyushu, baby square for post KD 4m

60

DF, hirakaku, KD, bundle (home sawn) 72
Whitewood, stud (mabashira, imported) KD 60
Lauan structural plywood (imported) JAS, F4-star 1.50
Softwood structural plywood, Type I (12mm) JAS, F4-star 1.19
Softwood structural plywood, Type I (24mm) JAS, F4-star 2.61
CP=connective post
June 2014 /source: Tokyo Lumber Wholesalers' Association
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