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Hot Summer, Academic Fever

The heatwave of the summer started early this year. Tai Jeong and I visited Hanyang University on June 15 to give a special lecture as requested by senior the students before the end of the semester.
Professor Dong-Soo Han of the… more

Quality Certification for Wood Housing

The 5-star quality certification program is the first voluntary wood construction quality assurance program jointly developed by CWK and KWCA (the Korea Wood Construction Association) with support of NIFoS (the National Institute of… more

The wooden ‘footbridge’ in Panmunjom

A bridge is a structure that connects the lands separated by a geographical obstacle such as a stream, canyon, etc. Bridges often signify connection, exchange, reunion, and mediation. The blue footbridge in Panmunjom, which was one of the… more

Lumber Shipments

BC softwood lumber export volume to South Korea for the first two months of 2018 decreased 38.6% to 24,430 cubic meters as compared to 39,784 cubic meters for the same period of 2017.
This significant downward trajectory comes from many… more

Housing Construction

Due to the ongoing government intervention to curb rising house prices and cool down the overheated housing market, South Korea’s housing starts in number of buildings for the first two months of 2018 significantly decreased 36.4% to… more

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Economy Update

South Korea’s Gross Domestic Product increased 1.1% on-quarter in the first quarter of 2018 (2.8% increase from the first quarter of 2017), turning around from a 0.2% drop three months earlier thanks to increased investment and… more

Promoting WFC in Busan, Korea’s Second Largest City

The Busan Housing & Interior Exhibition is held at BEXCO in Busan every March and Canada Wood Korea (CWK) opened our industry booth again this year, introducing Canadian lumber and engineered wood to visitors. In particular, the… more