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Super-E® Training in Canada Builds the Competence in Design and Construction of High Performance Wood Frame Houses in Korea

Tae Hwang

By Tae Hwang

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

August 1, 2018

The Advanced Technology Construction Training (ATCT) in its 14th year was held in Chilliwack, BC, Canada, from July 3 to 13, 2018 for 18 participants from Korea – 5 designers and architects, 10 builders and contractors, 1 building product distributor, 1 vocational training instructor for wood frame construction and 1 architecture student. 8 of them are engaged in multiple businesses listed above and house developer –  enrolled this year’s program.
The 10-day training program consisted of lectures, construction of mock-ups for putting the theories learned into practice and visits to various types of wood frame building construction site and mass timber buildings during the days and a lot of networking among the participants over BC wines. And all of them have not only completed the course but also successfully passed the Super-E® Designate Qualification Test.
The Super-E® Training focuses on teaching the principles for designing and building high energy efficiency, improving indoor air quality and comfort, durability and environmental responsibility represented by the Super-E® Standards and Super-E® Net-Zero Standards and building science has been organized and delivered by joint efforts and expertise of the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV), Super-E® Office/Energy Efficiency Exporters Alliance (EEEA) and Canada Wood since 2015.