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Architect-Inspector training course expand WFC in Korea

The KWCA-WUC Architect-Inspector Training Program is a new training program designed by the Canada Wood Korea (CWK) in collaboration with the Korea Wood Construction Association (KWCA) and the Wood University Center (WUC) to provide an… more

KIA-CWK Seminar Draws Large Professional Audience

More than 150 design and construction professionals attend wood frame construction seminar
Canada Wood Korea (CWK) in collaboration with the Korean Institute of Architects (KIA), chaired by Kwang Man Lee, who is also the President of… more

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New rental paradigm prevailing in Korean housing market

Korean rental paradigm is imminently shifting from jeonse system to monthly rental. Jeonse, or large-sum deposits, is a unique rental system that merits both to the owners and tenants in Korea but is losing its luster due to extremely low… more

Korea Economy, Housing and Lumber Shipments

Economic Update:
The South Korean economy grew 1.1% in the second quarter of 2013 from three months earlier owing to the strong government effort to stimulate the slowing economic recovery by expanding fiscal spending and front-loading its… more

CWK University-Based Trainings are underway

The second University & College Based-Training of Canada Wood Korea in FY 2013-14 has completed on July 11, 2013 at Kyung Hee University (KHU) in Yong-In City and Gyeonggi Arts Centre(GGAC) in Suwon, Gyeonggi-do. A total of 25… more

Largest Wood Frame Project in Korea Kicks Off

Canada Wood provides multi-national and multi-faceted technical transfer and quality supports for the project.
The construction of the Bukhangang Dongyeonjae Project, a joint venture between GICO (Gyeonggi Urban Innovation… more

Breathing Trees, Trees Where I rest…

Canada Wood Korea proudly held the award ceremony of ‘Canada-Korea Wood Design Competition’ at Korea Foundation in Seoul on July 8th in conjunction with concurrent ‘Canada Wood & Architecture’ exhibition… more

Korean Economy, Housing & Lumber Shipments

Economy Update
The South Korean economy grew at the fastest pace in more than two years in the second quarter of 2013 on increased fiscal spending supporting the view that the local economy is on the recovery track.  South… more

Korean Economy, Housing and Lumber Shipments

Economic Update: The South Korean economy grew slower than earlier forecast in the first quarter of 2013 as consumer spending remained subdued and export growth slowed amid the yen’s slide to the won.
South Korea’s real gross… more

Introducing the Korean 4-Plex: “The Peanut Condo”

In Korea, there are still many high-rise condominiums being constructed in urban areas due in part to being equipped with better infrastructure, convenience to facilities like
hospitals, schools and commercial buildings.  According to… more

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