Canada Wood receives KIC Award

By: Tai Jeong

Country Director, Canada Wood Korea

Canada Wood was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Korea Institute of Building Construction (KIC*).

*KIC is one of Korea’s largest non-profit organizations with an extensive membership of more than 6,000 consisting of academics, researchers, and major construction companies.

Canada Wood Korea office has been selected to receive a Life Time Achievement award issued by Korea Institute of Building Construction (KIC) in recognition of our contribution to the green building movement in Korea. The awards celebrate leaders and projects transforming South Korea’s building sector by accelerating the uptake of technology with exceptional performance improving the environment, carbon balance and human health. Tai Jeong, country director of Canada Wood Korea received the awards from Prof. N.K. Lim, chairman of KIC at a ceremony held in Jeonnam.

“Let’s create a culture of coexistence with industry and harness the power of new technologies to improve the quality of our building industry. This initiative requires collaboration among code officials, architects, engineers and contractors all working together.”

Chairman Lim of KIC
Award certificate to Canada Wood

The Korean government has put forward an ambitious plan to turn the country into a digital and green economy in the post-pandemic world. This new program called ‘New Green Deal’, focuses on the green transformation of infrastructure to turn public facilities into zero-energy buildings, and green industrial innovation to support businesses in the adoption of low-carbon and green practices. Korea’s 2050 net-zero strategy also recognizes the role of wood in carbon reduction. Building with wood is one pillar of the strategy that can help Korea’s building sector reduce its carbon footprint.

Canada Wood Korea has played a key role in Korea’s wood-frame building sector for the past 15 years and is in a good position to continue our engagement with the Korean building industry to transition into a greener future.

Award Ceremony