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Third Wood Wall Bracing Workshop held at SETEC in Seoul

Tae Hwang

By Tae Hwang

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

January 28, 2019

Canada Wood Korea in collaboration with Timber Engineering Lab of Chungnam National University (CNUTim) organized and delivered another Wood Wall Bracing Workshop focused on meeting the code requirements for seismic design.
A maximum capacity one hundred and thirty engineers, architects and builders attended. The event kicked off with a warm welcomes from BC Forest Sector Trade Mission, Minister Doug Donaldson, BC, Director Jeff Biggs, NRCan, President-Elect of the Korean Institute of Architects, Je Yu Park, and Country Director Tai Jeong, CWK.
The workshop focused on using the excel-based structural engineering program designed for small wood frame houses up to 3 stores-high which was developed jointly by Canada Wood Korea and CNUTim. The main lecturer, Professor Sang Sik Jang is the leading authority in structural engineering of timber structure in Korea and one of the main code-writers of the Chapter 8 Wood Structure of the Korea Building Code – Structural (KBC-S) and the prescriptive Small Scale Timber Structure Construction Code.