CRUPE begins building its first houses in Beijing using the CRUPE thermal sandwich system. 

The Vice-Chairman and the Secretary General of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade  as well as leading academics and developers were on-site to witness the application of the new system by CRUPE. Professor Hao of the Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology in China commented that 'the CRUPE system is really very good for building in China'. CRUPE plans to sign an agreement with the CCPIT to promote China and CRUPE around the world - as part of China's commitment to promote more international trade and part of CRUPE's commitment to develop the highest quality affordable housing around the world.