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

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by JOC Digital Media

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.


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