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Korea Architecture Fair and Festival 2014

Sunny Kim

By Sunny Kim

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

March 19, 2015

CWK booth and visitors watching video on Canadian forests, wood products and buildings

CWK booth and visitors watching video on Canadian forests, wood products and buildings

Korea Architecture Fair and Festival (KAFF) is an annual event organized by the Korea Institute of Registered Architects (KIRA), the largest organization in Korea for registered architects with more than 10,000 members. KAFF 2014, held from October 29th to November 1st for 4days at COEX in Seoul, was attended by more than 22,300 architects, designer and construction professionals from all over the country.

President of KIRA, Young Soo Kim, visiting CWK booth

President of KIRA, Young Soo Kim, visiting CWK booth

For the event, CWK has set up 3 meter by 6 meter booth made of Canadian dimension lumber and OSB and displayed posters and wood product samples and distributed technical and promotional literatures on wood, wood products and wood frame construction such as Guide to Good Practice, Inspection Manual, Wood Frame Infill Wall (Wood Wall), Alberta Forest Products Buyers’ Guide and others. CWK booth was one of the most frequently visited ones by professionals attending the event including the President of KIRA, Young Soo Kim.

CWK has distributed about 1,000 sets of literatures to design and construction professions during the fair.

CWK has distributed about 1,000 sets of literatures to design and construction professions during the fair.

In conjunction with KAFF, CWK in collaboration with KIRA organized and delivered two sessions of Combined Architectural and Structural Design Workshop as Mandatory Continuing Education for Architects on the topic of “Characteristics and Understanding WFC Design and Drawings” to train registered architects on how to design wood frame buildings and to provide WFC design details. The workshop was attended by more than 214 architects