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Tai Jeong

Tai Jeong

Technical Director, Canada Wood Korea

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Tai Jeong joined Canada Wood in 2006. Tai brings over 20 years of technical expertise in wood design and construction to the Canada Wood team. Tai is an accomplished building professional, having worked as an architect for 15 years, and is a registered contractor. In his time away from the office, he enjoys singing and sports.

Lumber Shipments

BC softwood lumber export volume to South Korea for the first five months of 2018 decreased 20.3% to 99,261 cubic meters as compared to 124,495 cubic meters for the same period of 2017.
This significant decrease comes from  continuously… more

Housing Construction

Due to the ongoing government intervention to curb rising house prices and cool down the overheated housing market, South Korea’s housing starts in number of buildings for the first five months of 2018 decreased 15.5% to 35,591 buildings… more

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Economy Update

South Korean economy expanded 3.1% last year and is expected to grow 2.9% this year. The country’s facility investment is expected to increase 1.5% this year, sharply slowing down from last year’s 14.6% on-year rise. Construction… more