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True well-being requires good quality residential housing. Although the number of houses in Japan exceeds the number of households, unfortunately, existing homes are not of the quality that can withstand many years of use.

The 2X4 housing technique (method of building houses) used in North America as opposed to traditional Japanese techniques that originated in North America is a rational method of superior performance. The Minister of Construction first evaluated and set up technology standards for the method in 1974 has steadily expanded as a means of housing construction in Japan.

Since the Japan 2X4 Home Builders Association was established and the Ministry of Construction authorized it as a foundation in November 1976. The association has worked to provide more knowledge about 2X4 construction and to spread the adoption of this method. It also aims at further upgrading performance and quality in line with the wider dissemination of technique. Through that, the Japan 2X4 Home Builders Association has gained greater experience in the technological development required. The association has also worked to build material and distribution networks, improve the supply environment and train technicians and engineers in the industry.

Today’s trends in the housing industry are similar to those in the rest of Japanese society: a steady move forward to construct a better framework for the new era. The Japan 2X4 Home Builders Association has to deal with ever more rapidly increasing change by making thorough revisions in environmental policy and in the Building Code so that the association can handle the greater sophistication of construction technology and the rapid progress of internationalization.

In addition to positively answering customer demand, the Japan 2X4 Home Builders Association will continue to deal with the rapid advancements in housing construction technology. For environmental problems, the association actively employs the energy-saving features and the qualities of wood construction.


Trends in 2x4 Housing Starts Graph

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