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KIA-CWK Seminar Draws Large Professional Audience

More than 150 design and construction professionals attend wood frame construction seminar
Canada Wood Korea (CWK) in collaboration with the Korean Institute of Architects (KIA), chaired by Kwang Man Lee, who is also the President of… more

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New rental paradigm prevailing in Korean housing market

Korean rental paradigm is imminently shifting from jeonse system to monthly rental. Jeonse, or large-sum deposits, is a unique rental system that merits both to the owners and tenants in Korea but is losing its luster due to extremely low… more

Korea Economy, Housing and Lumber Shipments

Economic Update:
The South Korean economy grew 1.1% in the second quarter of 2013 from three months earlier owing to the strong government effort to stimulate the slowing economic recovery by expanding fiscal spending and front-loading its… more

CWK University-Based Trainings are underway

The second University & College Based-Training of Canada Wood Korea in FY 2013-14 has completed on July 11, 2013 at Kyung Hee University (KHU) in Yong-In City and Gyeonggi Arts Centre(GGAC) in Suwon, Gyeonggi-do. A total of 25… more

Largest Wood Frame Project in Korea Kicks Off

Canada Wood provides multi-national and multi-faceted technical transfer and quality supports for the project.
The construction of the Bukhangang Dongyeonjae Project, a joint venture between GICO (Gyeonggi Urban Innovation… more

Breathing Trees, Trees Where I rest…

Canada Wood Korea proudly held the award ceremony of ‘Canada-Korea Wood Design Competition’ at Korea Foundation in Seoul on July 8th in conjunction with concurrent ‘Canada Wood & Architecture’ exhibition… more

Korean Economy, Housing & Lumber Shipments

Economy Update
The South Korean economy grew at the fastest pace in more than two years in the second quarter of 2013 on increased fiscal spending supporting the view that the local economy is on the recovery track.  South… more

Japan Economy, Housing & Lumber Shipments

Japan Economic Overview
When it opens next year Osaka’s 300 meter tall office building will be the tallest of its kind in Japan.  Part of a sprawling 100,000 square meter building complex including a large Kintetsu department store, the… more

Mini-Trade Fair, July 5th – Shanghai

The final day of CE’s Builder Training program at SUMC in Shanghai presented an excellent opportunity to showcase the goods and services of various suppliers to the wood frame industry in China.  14 companies were invited to present… more

Vanke Qingdao visitor centre goes Panoramic

Check out a panoramic 3D tour at that offers a touring experience of China’s best heavy timber structure developed by Vanke, China’s largest real estate… more

China Economy, Housing & Lumber Shipments

Speaking in Washington, Lou Jiwei thought growth for 2013 as a whole would be 7%, but said that even this may not be the “bottom line”. That figure is below Beijing’s official 7.5% target, and below most economists’… more

More Investment in China Needed

Lumber industry says focus needs to be on housing
Without question China has played an important role in BC’s lumber market diversification success. From 2006 to 2012 offshore lumber sales have increased from fifteen percent to fifty… more

Korean Economy, Housing and Lumber Shipments

Economic Update: The South Korean economy grew slower than earlier forecast in the first quarter of 2013 as consumer spending remained subdued and export growth slowed amid the yen’s slide to the won.
South Korea’s real gross… more

Japan Economy, Housing & Lumber Shipments

Concurrent with a reversal in the depreciation of the yen, June saw Japan’s Nikkei stock exchange correct from the mid 14,000’s to the high 12,000 range. However, certain sectors are demonstrating signs of renewed activity. Exports… more

Yuriage Public Market Opening Creates Media Splash

On May 4th Canada Wood celebrated the opening of the Yuriage Public Market Project in Natori, Miyagi. Yuriage was the second project completed under the Canada Tohoku Reconstruction Project. Restoration of the popular public market… more