Canada Wood Taking Korean Construction Professionals to Canada to Learn Net-zero Building Design

By: Tai Jeong

Country Director, Canada Wood Korea

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 building construction.

The 10-day training covered a variety of activities, including a 2-day workshop session at BCIT’s High Performance Building Lab and site visits of multi-story wood-frame apartment building projects across the lower mainland. The group also spent a half day at BC’s first house certified by LIVING BUILDING CHALLENGE, the world’s most rigorous performance building standard. Our training survey shows participants are much satisfied with the program result, and hopefully, they will bring back and apply what they learned back to their projects in Korea.

The main opportunity for Canadian wood product exports to South Korea is the use of softwood lumber in construction, especially the energy-efficient residential construction segment. ATCT is one of the critical programs to expand the Korean building industry’s capacity for building high-performance buildings.