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Long Life Housing Policy An Opportunity for Wood

The Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs (MLTM) has announced in a recent public hearing on “Long Life Housing” which can last more than 100 years that it is planning to offer various incentives such as higher floor… more

Korea Economy, Housing and Lumber Shipments

Economic Update
South Korea’s economy grew by 2% in 2012, the slowest in three years, due to low consumption and a sharp decline in facility investment stemming from the global economic slowdown.
The actual growth rate of the… more

Industry Mission to India Creates Positive Vibes

From Jan 28th to Feb 1st, an industry mission representing the BC Interior/Alberta, Eastern Canadian hardwood and BC Coast lumber; plywood/OSB; and the BC wholesale sectors journeyed to New Delhi to participate in a program of merchant and… more

Advanced Technology Construction Training Evolves

The 8th Advanced Technology Construction Training program, firstly planned and conducted in November of 2005, welcomed 31 Korean participants this year to Vancouver from February 13 to 22, 2013. The group, consisted of builders, designers,… more

CAN-KOR Wood Design Competition Attracts Top Talent

CWK will hold a special exhibition to get general public experienced Canadian wood frame construction and culture to celebrate 50th anniversary of official ties and cultural relation between Canada and Korea this year at Korea Foundation… more

The 2013 Housing Brand Fair

CWK participated in the 2013 Housing Brand Fair, one of the largest building products trade shows in Korea started from February 14 to 16 at COEX, Seoul in order to promote the use of sustainable Canadian wood products and wood frame… more

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JAS Standard Revisions on Dimension Lumber

The technical committee meeting starts in mid-March to revise the JAS (Japanese Agricultural Standard) dimension lumber standard.  This revision is scheduled as one of the routine practice at 5-year interval.  This standard, known as… more

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Developments on CLT in Japan

In addition to the previously reported JAS standard drafting work on Cross Laminated Timber (CLT), there have been other technical and political developments in Japan.  Not only is the building and engineered wood industry paying… more

University-Based Training at GNTECH

Canada Wood Korea in collaboration with Gyeongnam National University of Science and Technology (GNTECH) has completed a practical workshop at GNTECH campus in Jinju, Gyeongsangnam-do started from December 17th to 21th. On the first day,… more

Canada-Korea Housing Committee meeting held in Ottawa

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) and Korea’s Ministry of Land, Transportation and Maritime Affairs (MLTM) met in Ottawa and Toronto from October 28 to November 1 to exchange views on housing policies and… more

Korea Economy, Housing and Lumber Shipments

Economy Update
The global economy shows some signs of improvement, but downside risks to growth at home and abroad still persist for the export-dependent Korean economy.  As exports and domestic demand remained weak amid the protracted… more

China Economy, Housing, and Lumber Shipments

The State of the Economy
China’s exports and imports surged in January as the first hard data of the year pointed to robust domestic demand and a pick up in the economy not solely explained by the timing of the Lunar New Year… more

Japan Economy, Housing & Lumber Shipments

Economic Update:      “Abenomics 101”
In December of 2012 the LDP’s Abe majority government returned to power with a clear mandate to reinvigorate the economy. The LDP’s economic reform platform, dubbed “Abenomics” consists… more

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Construction Companies Yearn for Skilled Trades

Crown Homes has recognized the need for creating a training system to address the need of a shortage of labour within the wood frame industry.  They have put together a team to lead this initiative and they met with us (Canada Wood) to… more

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Chinese Trades Training Taking Positive Step Forward

SUMC (CW’s Shanghai vocational school parter) held an opening ceremony in January for the new Wood Frame Training Center that was built by cooperation between CW, Crown Homes and SUMC.  This project was originally proposed in early 2011… more

Chinese Developers Visit Wood Demonstrations In China

Canada Wood hosted a mission group consisted of 90 developer companies to visit projects of SIIC, Sanlin affordable housing and Jinqiao townhouse/villa in Shanghai from Dec 19-21. This  largest  ever scale mission tour achieved above… more