Architect Magazine Promotes U.S. Wood Products

A Lastest News about Processed Wood in Taiwan

Posted on: 29 Apr 2012

ATO Taipei worked closely with the Taiwan Architect Magazine to promote U.S. wood products and wood frame construction.

THIS REPORT CONTAINS ASSESSMENTS OF COMMODITY AND TRADE ISSUES MADE BY USDA STAFF AND NOT NECESSARILY STATEMENTS OF OFFICIAL U.S. GOVERNMENT POLICY Voluntary Public - Date: 4/20/2012 GAIN Report Number: TW12012 Taiwan Post: Taipei ATO Taiwan Architect Magazine Promotes U.S. Wood Products Report Categories: Export Promotion Programs Wood Products Approved By: Jeffrey Hesse Prepared By: Cleo Fu Report Highlights: ATO Taipei worked closely with the Taiwan Architect Magazine to promote U.S. wood products and wood frame construction. As a result of this collaboration, the magazine published a total of six articles about U.S. wood products in the December 2011 edition of the magazine, which has a readership of 50,000 construction and design professionals in Taiwan. General Information: Although the convergence of several factors highly favorable to wood frame construction makes prospects bright for imports of U.S. wood products, Taiwan architects, designers and developers have raised doubts about wood performance in a hot, humid and high seismic threat region like Taiwan. Over the past several years, ATO Taipei and U.S. wood industry groups have made numerous efforts to educate local industry contacts about wood performance related to treatment, structural design and product application. To reach a broader audience in the local industry, ATO Taipei approached Taiwan Architect Magazine with a proposal to publish case studies on wood frame construction projects to illustrate state-of-the-art wood frame construction technologies using U.S. wood products. ATO Taipei invited APA - The Engineered Wood Association to participate in this project, along with local and U.S. architects. Using the theme of "Wood Frame Construction in Taiwan", a total of five case studies of wood frame construction using U.S. wood products (engineered wood products, and softwood and hardwood lumber) and a general introduction were published in the December 2011 edition of the Taiwan Architect Magazine. The projects and the architects are listed below: 1. "Introduction: The Future of Timber Construction in Taiwan" by Dr. Borjen Yeh, Director, Technical Service Division, APA - The Engineered Wood Association 1. "Ultimate Challenge in Design - The Cathedral of Christ the Light" by Paul C. Gilham, Chief Engineer, Western Wood Structures, Inc., and Karyn Beebe, Engineered Wood Specialist, APA 1. "Wood Frame Structure As an Industry As Well As a Culture - Industry Innovation and Research Center in Chiayi" by Kuo Ying-Chao, Principal, Bio Architecture Formosana 1. "Sustainable and Healthy Living - Wooden Houses" by Hung Yu-Cheng, Origin Architects & Planners 1. "USA Pavilion - A Lifestyle In Harmony with Nature" edited by ATO Taipei 1. "LienTaiShan Buddhist Temple" by Jin Rong Architects The magazine estimated that the publication reached more than 50,000 readers in Taiwan. Copies of the articles are available from ATO Taipei at atotaipei@usda.gov
Posted: 29 April 2012