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Korea Economy, Construction & Lumber Shipments

Economy Update
South Korea’s economic growth slowed in the second quarter as the country was hit hard by the MERS outbreak and a severe drought.  The economy grew 0.3% in the second quarter of 2015, decelerating from a 0.8%… more

GICO and Daljeon-ri Project Makes National TV News

KBS, Korean Broadcasting System, the largest national TV network in Korea, aired 1 minute 45 second long news segment about GICO’s Gapyeong Daljeon-ri Project as the first crown corporation’s participation in wood frame housing… more

Ribbon Cutting at Alberta Pavillion

The construction of Alberta Pavilion in Gangwon Province, designed by a Korean architect and built with Canadian wood products, has been completed and, on May 13, the ribbon cutting ceremony was held attended by Moon Soon Choi, governor of… more

Korean Economy, Construction, Lumber Shipments

South Korea posted a trade surplus for the 39th month in a row in April of 2015 by reaching US$8.5 billion, up marginally from US$ 8.4 billion in March as imports dropped at a faster pace than exports.
Slump in major countries such as the… more

Super E Workshop Draws 240 Design Professionals

Wood framed houses in Korea used to boast higher energy efficiency than other types of construction such as concrete or steel, because wood is a good insulator and most of houses have been built with R-19 insulation in 2X6 stud exterior… more

Korea Economy, Construction & Lumber Shipments

Economy
The South Korean economy expanded 3.3% in 2014 as increased facility investments offset slowing growth in construction investment and exports.Facility investment increased 5.8% in 2014, turning around from a 0.8% on-year… more

Korea Architecture Fair and Festival 2014

Korea Architecture Fair and Festival (KAFF) is an annual event organized by the Korea Institute of Registered Architects (KIRA), the largest organization in Korea for registered architects with more than 10,000 members. KAFF 2014, held… more

Korean Economy, Construction & Lumber Shipments

Korean Economy
South Korea’s economy is expected to grow 3.4% in 2015, slightly higher than the 3.3% on-year expansion posted in 2014.
South Korea’s economy in January of 2015 remained bogged down despite some positive signs of… more

2014 Korea Wood Design Awards

The awards ceremony of winners of 2014 Korea Wood Design Awards was held on December 4th, 2014 at the COEX convention centre in Seoul in conjunction with “Wood Industry Fair 2014”. 11 entries in Design Contest Category Projects… more

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Korea Economy, Construction & Lumber Shipments

Korean Economy Update
The South Korean economy grew 0.4% during the 4th quarter of 2014, sharply decelerating from the 0.9% on-quarter growth in the 3rd quarter of 2014 showing the slowest growth in 2 years mainly due to flagging exports…. more

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Director’s Message

Work in the Shadows
Most of what is known and appreciated about Canada Wood activities and programming takes place in the open, often publicized and visible to industry. Frequently however crucial work takes place behind the scenes on… more

Korea Economy, Construction and Lumber Shipments

South Korea’s economy is facing numerous risks, including protracted low growth and low inflation, which requires the government to keep up its efforts to reinvigorate the economy by stimulating consumption and corporate investment…. more