This Month’s Highlights
- 2nd Chinese University Timber Structures Design Competition
- B.C.’s largest forestry trade mission to China
- Vancouver Sun editor interviewed with Canada Wood Korea
- Canada Wood Korea Provides Seismic Design Solutions for Architects, Engineers and Builders
- B-to-B Seminar on Tall Wood-Mass Timber and Wood Frame Infill Wall in Busan
- Green Building Seminar Held in Conjunction with CWK’s Participation in 2017 Busan Kyunghyang Housing Fair
- 85 Students from 5 Universities Attend 2-day Workshop
2nd Chinese University Timber Structures Design Competition
The 2nd Chinese University Timber Structure Design Competition Award Ceremony was held in Nanjing Tech University (NTU) on November 19th, 2017. This year the theme of competition is – design a wood-frame natatorium (a building containing a swimming pool.). The competition aimed to recognize, encourage and promote excellent building designs using wood as a structural material and inspire more future talents such as university students and teachers.
At the beginning of the award ceremony, Mr. Liu Weiqing, Vice-principal of Nanjing Tech University delivered opening remarks to welcome each team and all the judges participating in the competition and appreciated Canada Wood China for strong supports on the competition. Read more
B.C.’s largest forestry trade mission to China
B.C. Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development Minister Doug Donaldson led a B.C.’s largest-ever forest sector mission to China from November 12th to 15th. There were over 40 delegates from more than 20 B.C. forest companies and associations, and representatives from Embassy of Canada to China, the Consulate General of Canada in Shanghai, B.C. Trade Office and Canadian Trade Office joining in the mission. John Kozij, Director General, Trade, Economic and Industry Branch of Natural Resources Canada was one of the delegates.
Although it was an only four-day mission in China, the mission covered comprehensive elements to provide Minister Donaldson and delegates to:
Gain new insights into China’s economic and political trends;
Reinforce the commitment of B.C. government to Chinese stakeholders;
Understand the range of opportunities for B.C. wood products in China;
And enhance government-to-government relations with key partners. Read more
Four-storey 2×4 Office Building
Yamanishi, is a lumber and component company that operates in and around Aichi Prefecture where its head office is located, Nagoya City. The company is now constructing a new office building for its Yatomi Home Component Division in Yatomi City in the same prefecture. The new office building is “going up” both literally and figuratively. It’s a four-storey 286 m² 2×4 fireproof building which will replace the single-storey temporary office building that they have been currently using on the site. The building has been designed with double 2×6 stud walls combined with glulam posts, incorporating a load-bearing wall on the first floor called “S.S.W. 14”, heavy duty tie down rods and metal connectors to anchor it to its reinforced concrete foundation. The exterior of the building is wrapped in 2 layers of 21mm of gypsum board along with 16mm fireproof siding to attain a 1 hr. Read more
Vancouver Sun editor interviewed with Canada Wood Korea
Harvey Enchin, an editorial pages editor of The Vancouver Sun, visited Canada Wood Korea office on November 10th and had an interview with Tai Jeong to know to know the role of Canada Wood Group and wood market opportunity in Korea. Read more
Canada Wood Korea Provides Seismic Design Solutions for Architects, Engineers and Builders
Korea used to be considered as safe from earthquakes, however, an earthquake with the magnitude of 5.8 in Richter scale, the strongest one since the measurements of seismic activities began in 1978 in Korea, occurred in September 2016 and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MLIT) has recently strengthened the seismic design requirements and soon the requirements will be extended to 2 storey buildings and houses. Read more
B-to-B Seminar on Tall Wood-Mass Timber and Wood Frame Infill Wall in Busan
Sept 15, 2017: Canada Wood Korea (CWK) held a B-to-B seminar for 26 professors, architects, engineers and builders in Yeongnam region including the South and North Gyeongsang Provinces, Busan, Daegu and Ulsan cities for promotion of use of wood and the networking of local professionals on in conjunction with CWK’s participation in the Kyunghyang Housing Fair 2017 in Busan. Read more
Green Building Seminar Held in Conjunction with CWK’s Participation in 2017 Busan Kyunghyang Housing Fair
Canada Wood Korea (CWK) participated in the 2017 Busan Kyunghyang Housing Fair from September 14 to September 17, 2017. In conjunction with the participation in the Housing Fair, CWK held a “Green Building Seminar”, a wood-frame construction technical seminar to promote wood as a sustainable building material.
Two passionate speakers spoke at the seminar: Mr. Wook Lee, the principal of Kwangjang Architects, famous for the “Peanut House” spoke on wood infill walls and Mr. Ki Cheol Bae, the principal of IDS, famous for designing large scale wood institutional buildings using mass timber spoke on “tall buildings”. Read more
85 Students from 5 Universities Attend 2-day Workshop
On September 11th and 12th, Canada Wood Korea in collaboration with five universities in Busan conducted a two-day workshop at Pukyong National University located in downtown Busan to introduce eighty-five architecture and design students wood as a building material and benefits of using wood, latest development in tall wood-mass timber buildings, basics of wood frame construction and building playhouses for practical training.
The two-day class, delivered by Tai Jeong and Tae Hwang, was a part of seven days long university-based training program under the name of Canada-Korea Wood Festival combining the classroom lectures with five days of practical training building eight playhouses which will be donated to local child care facilities. Read more