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Earthquakes prompt increased interest in seismic design

The majority of Koreans are concerned about earthquakes. An earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale occurred in the southern part of Korea called Gyeongju last September (2016), injuring 23 people and causing damage to more than… more

Korean Economy, Housing Starts & Lumber Shipments

Economic Update
The South Korean economy, internally constrained by sluggish consumption and investment, is also surrounded by growing external risks.  The export-driven economy, in particular, is significantly dependent on its two… more

The Mark of the Beginning of Korean Tall Wood Buildings

South Korea is on the tall wood building bandwagon! The Central Laboratory of Forest Genetic Resources Department (FGRD) of the Korea Forest Research Institute (KFRI), completed in May 2016, is the largest wood frame construction in… more

South Korea Economy, Construction & Lumber Shipments

Economic Update
South Korea’s GDP per capita reached US$27,214 in 2015 and is expected to touch the landmark US$30,000 level (be more specific, US$31,744) in 2018 contingent upon some economic conditions including annual GDP growth of… more

2016 Korea Wood Design Award kicks off

Korea Association of Wood Culture (KAWC) has started recruiting candidates by holding a series of briefing sessions on the 2016 Korea Wood Design Awards at various universities nationwide.  KAWC invited CWK to their briefing sessions and… more

South Korea Economy, Construction and Lumber Shipments

Economy Update
South Korea has regained its title as the world’s 11th-largest economy in nine years with its GDP standing at US$1.38 trillion in 2015.  It is the first time in nine years that South Korea has regained its 11th place in… more

B.C. Luncheon with Premier Christy Clark

Canada Wood Korea (CWK) was invited with 16 CEOs of wood industry and architects to a business luncheon with B.C. Premier Christy Clark took place on Wednesday, May 25th at Four Seasons Hotel Seoul, which was hosted by the B.C. Ministry of… more

Support the Fort: Seoul

On May 21st, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce Korea co-hosted “Support the Fort: Seoul” at Canucks Restaurant in Seoul as a fundraising event to help the people in Fort McMurray and surrounding areas affected by the wildfire in… more

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Korea Economy, Construction & Lumber Shipments

Economy
Coupled with Britain’s decision to leave the European Union (Brexit), the Bank of Korea revised down South Korea’s economic growth forecast from 2.8% to 2.7% this year and kept its record low interest rate steady at 1.25%,… more