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CWK Introduces Light-Frame Construction Strong against Earthquakes

Sunny Kim

By Sunny Kim

Program Manager / Market Development & Market Access, Canada Wood Korea

November 17, 2016

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Tai Jeong, country director of Canada Wood Korea (CWK), gave a two-hour special lecture to the graduate students of the Department of Architecture of Hanyang University on September 19.  As part of the University-based training program, CWK is consistently introducing sustainable forest management in Canada and Canadian wood, a WFC material, to college and graduate students of architecture related departments through these special lectures.

Tai Jeong was invited to ‘The Theory of Design of WFC’ class attended by 10 graduate students of the Department of Architecture of Hanyang University where he also introduced sustainable forest management in Canada for carbon storage of wood, which is a WFC material, and touched on the global environment. He shared information on various WFC using wood materials and talked about the latest hot topic, Tall Wood-Mass Timber (Brock Commons at UBC in B.C., Canada). The students at the special lecture received a Canada Wood literature collection CD, which will help them as they study the technical details of WFC.

The audiences of these special lectures were students who are pursuing a PhD or masters degree in the Department of Architecture of Hanyang University, which included architectural experts and carpenters of Hanok, who are currently working in the field. They showed great interest during the class and in-depth discussions regarding the business ensued. Students attending the lecture acknowledged that seismic design of architectures is receiving a great deal of attention due to the 5.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Gyeongju in South Korea on September 12, and through the lecture, they learned that light-frame construction is the best and most economical structure for seismic design.