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KOREA BUILD Exihibition Cancelled Due to COVID-19

Korea Build, an interior, building and housing products exhibition was cancelled for the first time in its 35-year history over the COVID-19 outbreak. The trade fair has long been a key business platform where construction, architecture,… more

Removing Barriers for NLT Use in Japan

COFI has been working with the Japan 2×4 Home Builder’s Association to facilitate the spread of large-scale wooden buildings using Nail-Laminated Timber (NLT) in horizontal diaphragms such as roof and floor structures.  This is… more

Software Design Course Ends in great Success.

On February 8, the 20th KWCA-WUC(Korea Wood Construction Association – Wood University Centre) Software Design Course sponsored by Canada Wood Korea was concluded. The course aims to present basic principles of strength of materials and… more

Trends and Revitalization of Wood Frame Construction

Korea Institute of Building Construction (KIC), in collaboration with Korea Wood Construction Association (KWCA) and Canada Wood Korea, held a joint technical seminar on February 5, 2020. Over 150 professionals attended the seminar,… more

South Korea Economy and Housing Market Update for 2019

South Korea’s gross domestic product expanded only 2.01% year-on-year in 2019, mostly weighed down by the US-China trade dispute and Japan’s export restrictions. This was the slowest year-on-year growth since 2009, when the economy… more

Backgrounder: COVID-19 outbreak

The COVID-19 is the seventh type of Corona Virus discovered in the World so far that are pathogenic to humans. Unlike MERS and SARS, or the H1N1 flu, statistics show that the death rate of the new virus is significantly lower.
However,… more

Japan November 2019 Non-Residential Starts

November wooden non-residential starts totaled 1,748 buildings for a floor area of 352,723m2. Non-residential wood use for the month is estimated roughly at 61,732m3. Wood held a market share of 38% by number of buildings and 12.1% by… more

Japan Housing Starts Summary for November 2019

November total housing starts dropped 12.7% to finish at 73,523 units for the fifth consecutive monthly decline. Owner occupied housing declined 7.3% and rental housing plunged 17.5% for the 15th consecutive monthly decline. If there was a… more