A recent third-party cost comparison report conducted by a Korea general contractor company shows wood infill wall system can save 20% construction cost over traditional concrete walls. The study was done for the Seoul City Social Housing… more
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IDS is one of the leading architectural firms in Korea and considered as the champion and leader in the sustainable architecture of wood buildings, notably through the design for Korea’s tallest modern wood construction.
The design of a high-end residential complex in Gyeonggi Province, Korea, was released recently. The project will be comprised of 34 post-beam wood houses using glue-laminated timber (Glulam) made of Canadian SPF.
Mr. Hyun Wook Lee,… more
Incheon wood frame Dagagu House demo project was recently featured in a full-page article on Jung-Ang Daily, one of the three most prominent newspapers in South Korea.
Headlined “There is no such wood frame house as the… more
On April 29, The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) of Korea announced that the height limits of wood buildings will be eased as early as July 2020 to reflect the latest developments in wood construction and wood-based… more
Get Ready for New Learning Experience: Canada Wood Korea Launched Its First Online Architect-Inspector Training
In response to the ongoing COVID19, Canada Wood Korea launched its first online Architect-Inspector Training featuring a refreshed content focused on wood-frame construction design, construction and inspection. Courses are taught via ZOOM… more
Canada Wood Korea kicks off the technical supports on Sokcho Training Center and Apartment demonstration project. This demo project will showcase the hybrid solutions using wood infill wall and NLT (Nail-Laminated Timber) systems that… more
To encourage the market transformation to the net-zero energy-efficient building, Canada Wood Korea and Korea Wood Construction Association (KWCA) have introduced the enhanced 5-star wood housing certification program to include net-zero… more
Two new design tools were made available to assist Korean structural engineers in designing wood structural and Midply shearwall systems to comply with the prescriptive requirement of Small Scaled Building Code-Timber Structure building… more
As a part of the Advanced Technology Construction Training Program (ATCT), a group of Korean builders, architects, engineers and inspectors travelled to British Columbia from February 12 to 21 to learn about the best practice of net-zero… more
Canada Wood Korea invited Korean architects and builders on a job site tour to the 5-story Social housing wood infill wall demo site in Seoul on March 13. The main purpose of this site visit was to introduce wood infill wall system and… more
A documentary featuring a group of Korean architects and professors who are spearheading the development of wood construction in the country was aired on YTN, a 24-hour news channel network in South Korea. The video clip can be viewed… more
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’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
The rapid development of Korea’s wood construction market has created a wealth of opportunities as well as challenges, like a skills gap for the industry in search of a trained, educated and diverse workforce. Canada Wood Korea’s… more
South Korean Construction Conglomerate Eyes Opportunities for Prefabrication and Modular Construction
One of Korean’s largest construction company GS Engineering & Construction (GS E&C) is aggressively targeting global construction market by acquiring three prefabrication companies in the U.S. and in Europe.
The company… more