Largest Wood Frame Project in Korea Kicks Off
Canada Wood provides multi-national and multi-faceted technical transfer and quality supports for the project.
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
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.