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Wood Fever in Jeju Island

Wood frame construction (WFC) has been winning great popularity in the past few years on Jeju Island, the largest island in Korea. A number of architects and builders who have been designing and constructing WFC throughout the country… more

2018 University Wood Construction Training is a Success

Canada Wood Korea in collaboration with Department of Architecture of Inha University has successfully completed the first of two university-based training planned in FY 2018-19 under the name of “The GIFTs : 5”. (5 meaning in its… more

Promoting Korea Super-E Standard influences duplex units

Recently I had an opportunity to visit a 2-storey duplex residential light wood frame construction site in Yong-in City, Gyeonggi-do. The first duplex was under construction and will be used for a show-house. A total of sixteen duplexes… more

The Gift 5: Seoksu Pavilion in Anyang

“The Gifts” projects have been undertaken by the Design Research Innovation Lab at Inha University Department of Architecture since 2013 not only as part of an architectural experimentation but also as a social contribution. A series… more

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

Hot Summer, Academic Fever

The heatwave of the summer started early this year. Tai Jeong and I visited Hanyang University on June 15 to give a special lecture as requested by senior the students before the end of the semester.
Professor Dong-Soo Han of the… more

Quality Certification for Wood Housing

The 5-star quality certification program is the first voluntary wood construction quality assurance program jointly developed by CWK and KWCA (the Korea Wood Construction Association) with support of NIFoS (the National Institute of… more