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Korean Architects Visit Western Canada

July 6-15, 2014: Kelowna, Calgary & Vancouver
Twenty-five Korean architects visited Western Canada to learn more about wood design and construction. The delegation visited 25 diverse residential, commercial, industrial, educational,… more

Korean Media highlights the merit of WFC homes

While more and more people are interested in wood-frame houses, many people do not know about houses and building built with wood. Luckily, two major evening news shows covered wood-frame houses and wooden buildings in May. The main media… more

48 Unit Wood Duplex Project Completely Sold!

All of the 48 units of wood frame 2 and 3 storey duplexes in a complex developed by Bernhaus in Dongtan New Town, one of new towns located in Gyeonggi Province, have been sold out. This duplex housing project is Bernhaus’ first large… more

South Korea free trade agreement great news for B.C.

STATEMENT by Premier Christy Clark and Teresa Wat, Minister of International Trade
Premier Christy Clark and Teresa Wat, Minister of International Trade and Minister Responsible for the Asia Pacific Strategy issued this statement… more

Korea Economy, Housing & Lumber Shipments

Korean Economy
The South Korean economy grew 3.9% on-year in the first quarter of 2014, quickening from a 3.7% growth three months earlier as demand for tech and petrochemical products rose in Europe and the USA.
South Korea’s… more

QWEB Probes Korean wood market

Canada Wood Korea cooperated with the Quebec Wood Export Bureau to participate in the Seoul Furniture Expo 2014. Mr. Bruno Couture, Hardwood and Flooring Manager of the QWEB visited Seoul to man the booth for technical communication and… more

Architect-Inspector Training begins

Education and practical training of architects, inspectors, structural engineers, WFC builders and carpenters are intended to fill critical skills gaps preventing the wood method from reaching target levels and contribute towards… more

5 Star Construction Quality Inspection Manual

Korea Wood Construction Association in collaboration with Canada Wood Korea has published 5 Star Construction Quality Inspection Manual which contains more than 100 graphics and charts to help understanding basic do’s and… more

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Korean Economy, Construction & Lumber Shipments

Economy Update
Marking the fastest on-year gain since the first quarter of 2011, the South Korean economy grew 0.9% in the first quarter of 2014 from three months earlier as exports of tech and petrochemical products gained ground.
As the… more

Korea Economy, Housing, & Lumber Shipments

Economy
The 2013 South Korea’s economic data was revised in accordance with the system of national accounts (SNA) 2008, the latest version of the international statistical standard for calculating national accounts. Under the new… more

2014 Maple Gala – “Feast of Northern Lights”

CWK invited prominent architects, who have participated in one of CWK organized technical transfer programs and became advocates of using wood and leaders in expanding and opening new wood construction market in Korea, for a networking… more

3 Architects and 3 Colors Seminar in Gimcheon: A Surprise

3 leading architects with extensive portfolio of wood frame houses and wood buildings from affordable Peanut Houses (duplexes) to custom single family homes and institutional buildings were invited to share their experiences in design and… more

WFC 101 for New-to-Wood Architects

On March 7, 2014, CWK in collaboration with the Korea Wood Construction Association (KWCA) and HausStyle, a member of KWCA, held a full day intensive wood frame house design and construction seminar in Seoul for 20 design teams selected by… more

KWCA-CWK QS Workshops: More than Words

When I first started building houses, my dad helped me.  He started with a blank piece of paper and a pencil.  “This is a stud,” he said, as he drew a straight line on the page.  I shook my head.
A few lines later, he… more

University based training with Korea University, Seoul

CWK has successfully completed University-based training program with the Department of Architecture of Korea University (KU) in Seoul.  KU (http://www.korea.edu), founded in 1905, is widely acknowledged as one of the country’s… more