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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

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