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Largest Wood Frame Project in Korea Kicks Off

Tae Hwang

By Tae Hwang

Program Manager / Market Development & Market Access, Canada Wood Korea

August 1, 2013

Canada Wood provides multi-national and multi-faceted technical transfer and quality supports for the project.

 

51 units in the shaded area of the site will be built this year.

51 units in the shaded area of the site will be built this year.

The construction of 2 show homes has started in the midst of unusually long and heavy monsoon season.

The construction of 2 show homes has started in the midst of unusually long and heavy monsoon season.

The construction of the Bukhangang Dongyeonjae Project, a joint venture between GICO (Gyeonggi Urban Innovation Corporation) and DSK (Dreamsite Korea), has been kicked off and 2 show homes, as part of the first 51 units to be built this year, are under construction. Total 141 units, of which 115 units are single family homes and 26 units are semi detached houses, and a community centre and a few accessory buildings will be built in 3 phases over the next 2 years.

 

The houses, offered in 4 types of single family houses and 1 type of duplex, are small and affordable with areas ranging from 85 m2 to 100 m2 and prices from 166 million Won to 229 million won, but they are designed to consume 5 liters of heating oil per m2 per year, less than 1/3 of a typical home in Korea. And the significance of the project can be summarised as follows;

  • The First joint venture between public and private sectors, GICO and DSK,
  • The Largest wood frame house development project in Korea and
  • The Highest Energy Efficiency for any community development

 

John Szarapka reviews framing of 2 show homes with GICO managers and builders at the site.

John Szarapka reviews framing of 2 show homes with GICO managers and builders at the site.

Kerry Haggkvist, Canada Wood China, in one of the meetings with architects for review of structure and details.

Kerry Haggkvist, Canada Wood China, in one of the meetings with architects for review of structure and details.

In order to secure the success of the project, GICO and DSK have turned to Canada Wood Group for technical transfer and quality support including inspections and Canada Wood Korea in collaboration with Canada Wood Group’s other regional offices in China and Vancouver and John Szarapka, a Building Inspector with Township of Langley, is providing extensive and multi-faceted training and quality supports through meetings and site visits as per the MOU signed in April of 2013.