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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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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

“Canadian Maple Hall” Built in South Korea

Kelowna Now News: Posted October 18, 2014 by Stacy Penner
A new community centre was officially opened in South Korea on Saturday, promoting B.C. wood products.
The GICO Community Centre is a 141-unit wood frame housing complex east of… more

Asia trade mission wraps up with busy day in Korea

Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations
SEOUL – B.C. wood-frame construction took centre stage in Korea today, with the official opening of the GICO Community Centre. Forests Lands and Natural Resource Operations… more

Architect-Inspector Training Expands WFC in Korea

12th Architect-Inspector Training course conducted jointly by Wood Construction Association (KWCA) and Wood University Center (WUC), which is one of training programs sponsored by Canada Wood Korea, has been completed and the final… more

Korea signs forest management tie-up with Canada

After implementing a series of successful forestation projects in developing countries over the past years, the Korea Forest Service is now planning to expand its global partnerships.
The agency’s top priority is currently North… more

Korea Economy, Construction, & Lumber Shipments

Economy
South Korea’s GDP expanded 0.5% in the second quarter of 2014, slowed from a 0.9% growth logged in the previous quarter. Exports gained 1.7% in the second quarter from three months earlier. Private spending slipped 0.3%,… more

Special Lectures for DAKHU students

Tai Jeong, Country Director/Technical Director, Canada Wood Korea, has delivered special lectures for 20 Department of Architecture students participating in annual Wood Frame Construction Workshop at Kyung Hee University (DAKHU) on August… more

University Based WFC Training Workshop with GNTECH

Gyeongnam National University of Science and Technology (GNTECH) and Canada Wood Korea have successfully completed 3rd annual Wood Frame Construction Training Workshop from June 30 to July 4, 2014 in Jinju city, Gyeongnam Province located… more

Accreditation of Fire Resistant Construction

CWK in collaboration with USG Boral Plasterboard Korea has successfully completed renewal of accreditation of fire resistant construction of 4 wall and 1 floor/ceiling load bearing assemblies, and performance testing of 2 wood framed party… more

Korea Economy, Housing, & Lumber Shipments

Owing to the economic recovery of advanced countries, South Korea’s exports amounted to US$48.42 billion in July, up 5.7% from the same month last year, while imports rose 5.8% on-year to $45.9 billion resulting the country’s… more

Korean Architects Visit Calgary, Canmore & Banff.

The Alberta government (ESRD), the Alberta Forest Products Association (AFPA), and Alberta woodworks welcomed twenty Korean designers and builders to Alberta on July 10 & 11, 2014. The Korean delegation visited eight projects in two… more