SHANGHAI, CHINA – B.C. wood was in the spotlight today at the Sanlin Shanghai Affordable Housing Project, as Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Steve Thomson and forestry trade mission delegates toured two wood-frame buildings and signed a new memorandum of understanding.
The newly completed structures, an administration building and a cultural centre, are part of an expansive, low-cost housing project that is using B.C. wood and building technology in China's second-largest city. The project highlights the energy-efficient qualities of wood construction and illustrates how wood can be used effectively to address China's growing urban housing needs.