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Daegu University and CWK successfully complete 5th Annual Wood Frame Construction Workshop

Tae Hwang

By Tae Hwang

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

October 31, 2013

29 students attended lectures and built 3 playhouses to learn WFC.

29 students attended lectures and built 3 playhouses to learn WFC.

Over the years, the DU-CWK WFC Workshop, has offered a unique chance to learn wood frame construction for DU students by combining practical training of building wood frame playhouses with class lectures, and has become an integral part of the department’s curriculum. This year, in order to make the program sustainable, Professor Sei Chang Oh, applied for and successfully secured funding from the university to share the costs.  DU paid for all materials and the hiring of a trained carpenter to assist practical training.

Dean of the College, Dr. Ahn, presenting certificate of completion to students.

Dean of the College, Dr. Ahn, presenting certificate of completion to students.

Dr. Sye-Hee Ahn, Dean of College of Life and Environmental Science, said “We would like to see this training program continue for many years to come for our students in collaboration with Canada Wood. This training program has been valuable in enhancing learning and employability of our students. And having successfully completed 5th annual training this year, I look forward to having a big celebration on its 10th anniversary”.

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Group photo of students and professors in front of 3 playhouses completed.

Group photo of students and professors in front of 3 playhouses completed.

Wood Frame Construction Training during FY 2009-10, when the program was first introduced. Since then, DU and CWK have been conducting one week long training every September as part of a mandatory “Design of Wood Structures and Practice” course. This year, 29 students participated in the training held from September 23 to 27.