VIDEO: Chinese educators learn wood-frame building at the University of the Fraser Valley

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A delegation of Chinese educators is learning new wood-frame construction skills in a pioneering program hosted by the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) in Chilliwack, B.C.

UFV instructors are guiding the Chinese attendees through the entire wood-frame construction process including hands-on experience, which is not emphasized in the Chinese educational system.

The Journal of Commerce spoke to both Mark Ryan, a carpentry instructor at UFV, and Peter Hu, a member of the delegation and a project manager on construction projects back in China.

The program was organized in conjunction with the Chinese National Ministry of Urban & Rural Housing Development, and is sponsored by 11 Chinese vocational schools, nine building companies and Canada Wood, an industry coalition that represents Canada's forest sector's interests in offshore markets.


by JOC Digital Media

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