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New research to promote wood mid-rise

To facilitate implementation of the Act for Promotion of Use of Wood in Public Buildings, Japan’s Building Research Institute (BRI) is undertaking a major 3 year research project on Medium and Large Scale Wooden Buildings. This… more

Cedar standing the test of time

I was looking through some 1930’s back-copies of Timber Trade Journal yesterday, amazed to see the enormous efforts made to promote western red cedar by the British Columbia Trade Commissioner in London who had offices at 1–3 Regent… more

Duplexes gaining in popularity

Hyun Wook Lee, the Principal of Kwangjang Architects, has been working with CWK since the Eco Village Demo House project, the first 4 storey wood framed multi-family project in Korea two years ago. Since then he and Kwangjang have been… more

Top 10 real estate company will use wood

Duringthe November Mission, FII China and Canada Wood China signed an MOU of cooperation with Shangshi Real Estate Holdings, which is owned by Shanghai Industrial Investment Cooperation (SIIC). The developer is planning to break ground on… more

Trade mission benefits irrefutable

November Mission Review
The Globe and Mail recently ran a story that cast doubt on the value of international trade missions.
Crosscheck:Adding up the benefits of trade missions
In particular, whenever a BC Minister, a Premier or a Federal… more

Designer fair proves fruitful

Korea Architecture Fair & Festival (KAFF) is an architectural trade fair organized by Korea Institute of Registered Architects (KIRA) which has more than 10,000 registered architect members all over the country. KAFF, launched in 2006,… more

China Housing Update

A major challenge to determine housing starts in China is that statistics are often over-stated, often by local municipal officials, in order to appear to be meeting government policy targets.
Up to the end 0f Q3 2011, the residential… more

China Shipments

BC lumber export volume to China to end-September’11 reached 5.55 million cubic meters, a 110% increase over same period in 2010. Similarly, BC lumber export value for the first 9 months of 2011 reached $835.2 million, a 101% increase… more

China Economic Update

Chinese economic expansion slowed in the third quarter to its weakest pace in more than two years, but healthy domestic drivers suggest little room to relax monetary policy near term. Fixed-asset investment, the main driver of the growth… more

3 storey wood house a first for Jeju Island

The first 3-storey wood frame house currently under construction by Daehan E&C, a member of Korea Wood Frame Construction (KWCA), is located in Jeju-do, the Korea’s largest island. Upon completion the house will have a total floor… more

Korean WFC workshops gaining favor

As a follow-up to the MOU concluded in August, 2011, CWK jointly with Yonsei University, one of the top universities in Korea, has conducted a special workshop during November 2 ~ 18, 2011 to introduce architectural engineering students… more

Korean building envelope training critical

Canada Wood Korea in collaboration with Canada Wood China and Korea Wood Construction Association has organized and conducted a full day QA Workshop on November 16, 2011 to address the common water management issues discovered from site… more

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Proposed elimination of treatment standards overturned

On September 30th, reps from Canadian Embassy and Department of International Trade along with Canada Wood’s Korea Director Tai Jeong made a diplomatic outcall on the key Korea Forest Service(KFS) policy official in Daejeon City.   The… more

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New Korean treated lumber standard proposed

CWK held a Round-Table-Discussion meeting with Korean treated wood industry on November 3, 2011 to introduce the CSA O80-2008 Wood Preservation Standard,  Canadian field testing result and proper construction technique for durability…. more

Record attendance at green seminar

Representatives from FPAC, KWCA and CWK

During the Korea Architecture Fair and Festival 2011 (KAFF) held at COEX from October  27~30, 2011, CWK has organized and conducted the seminar on wood frame construction and design in… more

Korea-U.S. FTA ratified

The National Assembly on November 22nd passed the long-pending Korea-U.S. free trade agreement, with the ruling Grand National Party pressing ahead with the ratification process despite vehement objection from opposition parties. The… more

Korea SPF Shipments

Owing to the progressive increase in wood housing starts and gaining popularity of SPF in structural use, Canadian SPF exports to South Korea in the first eight months of 2011 remarkably increased 28.15% to 91,256 MFBM compared with the… more

Korean Housing Construction

Korea’s housing starts in the first ninemonths of 2011 considerably increased 21.1% to 65,653 buildings from a year earlier 54,202 buildings owing to the tax benefits to real estate investors and widened financial support for local… more

Korea Economic Update

The overall Korean economy is reflecting worse fiscal conditions of the United States and European countries, seeing most key economic indices negatively affected.

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Trade Surplus

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0.7%… more

Japan Economic Update

Recovery Continues, but Headwinds Persist
Japan’s Real GDP grew at an annualized rate of 6.0% between July and September thanks to a rebound in auto-sector manufacturing and exports, modest growth in consumer spending and post-quake… more