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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

WFC Software Design Course underway

The 13th WFC Software Design Course program (total 20 weeks, 80 class hours) is being held from October 13, 2012 to March 9, 2013 with 21 enrolled professionals. This course is structured around instruction on the Canadian Wood Council… more

Green Climate Fund boosts hopes for Songdo City

Songdo, a newly developed international business district in Incheon, was finally decided as a host city for the Green Climate Fund secretariat. The reclaimed island, Songdo, is the centerpiece of the Incheon Free Economic Zone, launched… more

Korea Economy, Housing and Lumber Shipments

Economic Update:
The overall economy of South Korea could face severe difficulties in the coming months due to a combination of uncertainties at home (upcoming presidential election) and abroad (worsening debt crisis in Southern European… more

University students relate to wood

Canada Wood Korea in collaboration with Daegu University has successfully completed the 4th annual Wood Frame Construction Workshop, September 17 to September 21, 2012, at Daegu University Gyeongsan Campus in Gyeongsangbuk-do. 33 senior… more

Minister Oliver promotes wood

Minister Joe Oliver of Natural Resources Canada visited Korea to meet Canada Wood Korea (CWK) staff and Korean industry leaders who utilize Canadian wood, learn about opportunities for Canadian wood exports to Korea and promote Canadian… more

Wood structures donated to charity

Canada Wood Korea in collaboration with Pusan National University and Pukyong National University has completed University based training at both PNU and BEXCO in Busan from September 10th to 16th. The week started with theory lectures on… more

Wood infill wall system okay for Korea

Canada Wood Korea held a round table discussion meeting with local architects and university professors, who are actively working in Busan and the Gyeongnam Province. This meeting was hosted at the Westin Chosun Hotel in Busan on September… more

Leading Architects Attract Attention

Canada Wood Korea and Korea Wood Construction Association held a one of a kind and very successful wood frame construction seminar in Busan, in conjunction with the 2012 Busan Kyunghyang Housing Fair on September 15, 2012.
Four architects,… more

Korean architects welcome WFC design tool

Single family and town house projects are being designed and inspected by registered architects. Architects are taking roles as not only material specifiers but also inspectors in order to maintain quality of these market sectors. Canada… more

Korea Economy, Housing and Lumber Shipments

Economic Update:
South Korea is the first-ever A-rated country for which all Big Three agencies upgraded the credit ratings in the same year. Moody’s and Fitch recently hiked their ratings for Korea by one notch to Aa3 and Aa,… more

Builders learn about Super E

Best House Korea, who is planning to build 250 Super E houses over the next few years, signed an MOU with Super E Office in conjunction with a QS MOU with Canada Wood during Premier Clark’s visit to Korea in May 2012 for the transfer… more

University wood training gaining traction

Canada Wood Korea completed the University-based training with architecture students at AJOU University in Suwon. CWK made an MOU with AJOU University in 2010 for providing the theory lectures and practical training on wood frame… more

Developer finally chooses wood

Doshi Nongbu is a young and ambitious builder-developer company specializing in concrete townhouse. DN started and completed their first twenty units in 2010 at Paju, inspired by the changing housing market trends and the popularity of… more

Korean Economy, Housing and Lumber Shipments Update

Economy Update
South Korea’s gross domestic product decreased more than 50% in the 2nd quarter from 0.9% to 0.4%. Economic experts and foreign investment banks say the previously predicted annual economic growth of 3% is no longer… more