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Canada’s Tall Wood-Mass Timber Introduced to Korea

On December 20th, the Korea Forest Research Institute (KFRI) held a ‘Seminar with Experts on Canadian Tall Wood-Mass Timber’ with the goal of improving domestic technological strengths and to encourage mutual cooperation among experts… more

South Korean Economy, Housing & Lumber Shipments

Economy Update
South Korea’s exports rose 11.2% on-year to US$40.3 billion in January, 2017, extending its winning streak to 3 months in a row, while imports plunged 19.7% to US$37.5 billion posting a 60 month straight month of trade… more

Canada Wood centered in the Korea Wood Design Award 2016

The Korea Wood Design Award 2016 (KWDA 2016), co-hosted by the Korea Association of Wood Culture and the Korea Wood Construction Association, was held at the Most Hall on the 12th floor of the Diplomatic Center on November 29, 2016. KWDA… more

Earthquakes prompt increased interest in seismic design

The majority of Koreans are concerned about earthquakes. An earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale occurred in the southern part of Korea called Gyeongju last September (2016), injuring 23 people and causing damage to more than… more

Korean Economy, Housing Starts & Lumber Shipments

Economic Update
The South Korean economy, internally constrained by sluggish consumption and investment, is also surrounded by growing external risks.  The export-driven economy, in particular, is significantly dependent on its two… more

The Mark of the Beginning of Korean Tall Wood Buildings

South Korea is on the tall wood building bandwagon! The Central Laboratory of Forest Genetic Resources Department (FGRD) of the Korea Forest Research Institute (KFRI), completed in May 2016, is the largest wood frame construction in… more

South Korea Economy, Construction & Lumber Shipments

Economic Update
South Korea’s GDP per capita reached US$27,214 in 2015 and is expected to touch the landmark US$30,000 level (be more specific, US$31,744) in 2018 contingent upon some economic conditions including annual GDP growth of… more

2016 Korea Wood Design Award kicks off

Korea Association of Wood Culture (KAWC) has started recruiting candidates by holding a series of briefing sessions on the 2016 Korea Wood Design Awards at various universities nationwide.  KAWC invited CWK to their briefing sessions and… more

South Korea Economy, Construction and Lumber Shipments

Economy Update
South Korea has regained its title as the world’s 11th-largest economy in nine years with its GDP standing at US$1.38 trillion in 2015.  It is the first time in nine years that South Korea has regained its 11th place in… more