Canada Wood Korea in collaboration with the Korea Wood Preservation Association (KWPA) held the International Technical Seminar on Treated Wood on March 17, 2017 in Seoul. Three speakers for the seminar came from Canada, Japan and… more
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On February 24, Canada Wood Korea held an intensive workshop for young talented architects to introduce Canadian Super-E® technology and wood in-fill wall system.
As the first speaker of this workshop, Tai Jeong of CWK introduced Canada… more
With hopes for an economic recovery are rising in South Korea, the Central Bank of Korea revised South Korea’s economic growth forecast in 2017 inched up to 2.6% from its previous January projection of 2.5% and facility… more
On December 20th, the Korea Forest Research Institute (KFRI) held a ‘Seminar with Experts on Canadian Tall Wood-Mass Timber’ with the goal of improving domestic technological strengths and to encourage mutual co-operation among experts… more
“Guardian: The Lonely and Great God” was a 16-part Korean drama aired from December 2016 to January 2017. The drama, which enjoyed phenomenal popularity, was shot in Quebec, Canada, through the sponsorship of the Canadian Tourism… more
Noise issue between intermediate floors of high-rise apartment houses has caused serious disputes among residents. To overcome this problem, South Korean government has strengthened the thickness of the intermediate floor and raised the… more
The Korea Wood Design Award 2016 (KWDA 2016), co-hosted by the Korea Association of Wood Culture and the Korea Wood Construction Association, was held at the Most Hall on the 12th floor of the Diplomatic Center on November 29, 2016. KWDA… more
Canada and Korea decided to cooperate fully on forestry and forest products research such as tall wood-mass timber design and construction, joint research on wild-land fire prevention and mountain meteorology, lumber grade marking, joint… more
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
The South Korean economy has started 2017 with discouraging figures showing sluggish exports, pessimistic consumer sentiment, heavier debt and a high unemployment rate.Political uncertainties stemming from the impeachment of… more
Canada Wood Korea held a University-Based Training under the name of “2016 Canada-Korea Wood Festival” in collaboration with four universities in Busan City: Dongseo, Dong-A, Pukyong and Shilla Universities. The main purposes… more
Tai Jeong, country director of Canada Wood Korea (CWK), gave a two-hour special lecture to the graduate students of the Department of Architecture of Hanyang University on September 19. As part of the University-based training program,… more
On September 12, 2016, a 5.4-magnitude earthquake occurred in the southern region near Gyeongju city, 371 kilometers southeast of Seoul. This quake was the strongest ever recorded in the country since KMA (Korea Meteorological… more
The 12th Annual Advanced Technology Construction Training (ATCT) was held at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) in Chilliwack, BC, Canada. This year’s program was from July 5 to 15 and totalled 22 professionals (6 architects, 10… more
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’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
Written by Mr. Woo Tae-hee, Vice Minister for Energy and Trade
Since the Paris Climate Agreement last year, Korea has been sparing no effort to take preemptive policy action to brace for a low-carbon economy.
The Ministry of Industry,… more
Tai Jeong, Country Director, along with technical staffers of CWK gave special lectures on June 30 to the young future architects studying at Hanyang University as a part of the University-Based Training.
Tai and CWK staffers gave series… more