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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

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