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Successful Recruitment for the 13th Advanced Technology Construction Training in Canada

Tae Hwang

By Tae Hwang

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

September 11, 2017

Canada Wood Korea has planned, recruited and delivered 2 week-long extensive wood frame construction training in Canada during the last 12 years called “Advanced Technology Construction Training (ATCT)”. The training program has focused on transfer of the latest and best Canadian wood frame construction technologies and best practices for Korean designer, builders, developers, students and material distributors.

As the interests in efficient and healthy houses have been growing fast due to the periodic upgrades of the Korean energy conservation code and degradation of air quality,  the training program has focused on delivering Super E House Standards, the energy-efficient, environmentally-responsible, healthy and cost-effective wood frame house construction during the last two years in collaboration with the Super E Office/Energy Efficient Exporters Alliance(EEEA) and the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV).

Again this year, the recruitment was successful and 21 participants – 8 architects, 9 builders, 2 building products importer/distributors, one Korea Wood Construction Association’s manager and one architecture student – have enrolled in the training. And their participation is symbol of the commitments they have for the wood frame construction as it means 2 week-long interruptions of their work and spending more than $4,000 CAD.

On June 30 at the CWK office, the pre-training webinar on 2 subjects – the Evolution of Canadian Wood Frame Housing Technology, and An Introduction to Canada’s Super E Initiative – were delivered by Jeff Culp, General Manager of Super E Office/EEEA and orientation was delivered by CWK staff to help them to make the best use of time in Canada.