Japan Uses B.C. Wood Products to Build New Elderly Care Facility

December 4, 2015

The Hanahata Asuakaen facility, once finished, will be the largest 2x4 structure ever built in Japan, with a total floor area of 9,032 square metres and a net wooden floor area of 7,580 square metres. The first floor of the five-storey hybrid structure is built of reinforced concrete and the top four floors use 2x4 construction. The building design calls for almost 1,900 cubic metres of wood.