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Provincially owned GICO (Korea) Converts to Wood

Gyeonggi Urban Innovation
Corporation (GICO), one of the latest converters to
Canadian wood frame construction, is a provincially owned public enterprise
which engages in land, housing and new city development in Gyeonggi province
where… more

Korea Forest Rehab a Success

Korea is often recognized for its fast economic growth over the past decades but it is also an unprecedented model example in forest recovery, an achievement which should be actively promoted in the global society.
Self-sufficiency rate of… more

Korean Economy, Construction and Lumber Shipments

Economy:   South Korea, the export dependent country is losing their price competitiveness of export goods especially in automobiles and steel products due to the continued Japanese yen depreciation. The weak yen has led to an average 5%… more

Jukdong Multi-family Housing

Setting Another Precedent for Wood Frame Fire Resistant Construction
MA Architects and Engineers designed their first wood frame houses in 2010 for the Jukdong Single Family Home Project, which consisted of building 6 detached net-zero… more

The 60th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice

2013 is designated as the Year of the Korean War Veteran to mark the 60th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice in which approximately 26,000 Canadians took part and, regrettably, 516 were killed.
Every April, a memorial event is held… more

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Korea Economy, Housing & Lumber Shipments

South Korea’s economy is showing signs of losing its momentum in the face of lingering uncertainty and gloomy market conditions at home and abroad. As a countermeasure, the South Korean government drew up an extra budget worth 17.3… more

CW Presents the 2013 Wood Design Competition

CWK proudly announced the CAN-KOR Wood Design Competition Best 5 in order to celebrate the 50th anniversary of diplomatic engagement between Canada and Korea by mailing the official design award posters to 250 universities and colleges… more

Workshops Address Quality Issues

On March 6 and on March 8, 2013, Canada Wood Korea and China in collaboration with the Korea Wood Frame Construction Association (KWCA) have successfully organized and conducted 2 QS Workshops, one at Icheon in Gyeonggi Province near Seoul… more

Long Life Housing Policy An Opportunity for Wood

The Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs (MLTM) has announced in a recent public hearing on “Long Life Housing” which can last more than 100 years that it is planning to offer various incentives such as higher floor… more

Korea Economy, Housing and Lumber Shipments

Economic Update
South Korea’s economy grew by 2% in 2012, the slowest in three years, due to low consumption and a sharp decline in facility investment stemming from the global economic slowdown.
The actual growth rate of the… more

Advanced Technology Construction Training Evolves

The 8th Advanced Technology Construction Training program, firstly planned and conducted in November of 2005, welcomed 31 Korean participants this year to Vancouver from February 13 to 22, 2013. The group, consisted of builders, designers,… more

CAN-KOR Wood Design Competition Attracts Top Talent

CWK will hold a special exhibition to get general public experienced Canadian wood frame construction and culture to celebrate 50th anniversary of official ties and cultural relation between Canada and Korea this year at Korea Foundation… more

The 2013 Housing Brand Fair

CWK participated in the 2013 Housing Brand Fair, one of the largest building products trade shows in Korea started from February 14 to 16 at COEX, Seoul in order to promote the use of sustainable Canadian wood products and wood frame… more

University-Based Training at GNTECH

Canada Wood Korea in collaboration with Gyeongnam National University of Science and Technology (GNTECH) has completed a practical workshop at GNTECH campus in Jinju, Gyeongsangnam-do started from December 17th to 21th. On the first day,… more

Canada-Korea Housing Committee meeting held in Ottawa

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) and Korea’s Ministry of Land, Transportation and Maritime Affairs (MLTM) met in Ottawa and Toronto from October 28 to November 1 to exchange views on housing policies and… more

Korea Economy, Housing and Lumber Shipments

Economy Update
The global economy shows some signs of improvement, but downside risks to growth at home and abroad still persist for the export-dependent Korean economy.  As exports and domestic demand remained weak amid the protracted… more

Director’s Message

Independent Korean Developers Going for Wood
On my last visit to Seoul I had the pleasure of meeting two dynamic development firms both of which had a recent conversion to wood construction.   Although not ‘chaebol’ scale companies,… more

Seismic Design Workshop

According to the Korean Building Code, any building more than three storeys and with a building area of 1,000 square meters requires seismic design. Since most of buildings in Korea fall within this seismic design category, it is crucial… more