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Architect-Inspector Training Expands WFC in Korea

12th Architect-Inspector Training course conducted jointly by Wood Construction Association (KWCA) and Wood University Center (WUC), which is one of training programs sponsored by Canada Wood Korea, has been completed and the final… more

Korea signs forest management tie-up with Canada

After implementing a series of successful forestation projects in developing countries over the past years, the Korea Forest Service is now planning to expand its global partnerships.
The agency’s top priority is currently North… more

Korea Economy, Construction, & Lumber Shipments

Economy
South Korea’s GDP expanded 0.5% in the second quarter of 2014, slowed from a 0.9% growth logged in the previous quarter. Exports gained 1.7% in the second quarter from three months earlier. Private spending slipped 0.3%,… more

Japan Economy, Construction, & Lumber Shipments

Economy
In September the Japanese yen continued to weaken moving from 104 yen to 109 to the US dollar.  The weakening yen propelled the Nikkei Stock Index to the 16,300 level – its highest finish in seven years. Since the LDP came… more

China Economy, Construction & Lumber Shipments

Economy
Weaker than expected industrial production data is likely to generate headlines this month. However these results are not as negative as they may seem – reflecting in part the impact of stimulus in Q3 2013.  This stimulus meant… more

Special Lectures for DAKHU students

Tai Jeong, Country Director/Technical Director, Canada Wood Korea, has delivered special lectures for 20 Department of Architecture students participating in annual Wood Frame Construction Workshop at Kyung Hee University (DAKHU) on August… more

University Based WFC Training Workshop with GNTECH

Gyeongnam National University of Science and Technology (GNTECH) and Canada Wood Korea have successfully completed 3rd annual Wood Frame Construction Training Workshop from June 30 to July 4, 2014 in Jinju city, Gyeongnam Province located… more

Accreditation of Fire Resistant Construction

CWK in collaboration with USG Boral Plasterboard Korea has successfully completed renewal of accreditation of fire resistant construction of 4 wall and 1 floor/ceiling load bearing assemblies, and performance testing of 2 wood framed party… more

Korea Economy, Housing, & Lumber Shipments

Owing to the economic recovery of advanced countries, South Korea’s exports amounted to US$48.42 billion in July, up 5.7% from the same month last year, while imports rose 5.8% on-year to $45.9 billion resulting the country’s… more

Japan Economy, Housing & Lumber Shipments

After the surge leading up to the consumption tax increase of 5% to 8% on April 1st, Japan’s GDP contracted at an annualized 6.8% in the April to June quarter. The second quarter contraction was led by weakness in consumption and… more