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Greatest Interest in Wood Construction Training in 10 Year History

Tae Hwang

By Tae Hwang

Program Manager / Market Development & Market Access, Canada Wood Korea

May 5, 2015

Most of lectures were conducted in BCIT Downtown Campus

Most of lectures were conducted in BCIT Downtown Campus

Thirty-eight builders, designers, engineers, material manufactures/distributors and students have participated from all over Korea and with wide range of ages and expertise showing that there are strong and growing interests in wood as a building material, wood construction, high performance houses and advanced topics among Korean design and construction professionals.

Group photo taken at the 6 storey multi-family site

Group photo taken at the 6 storey multi-family site

And CWK and COFI have put together an extensive and comprehensive training program for 10 days from February 4 to February 13, 2015 for them in collaboration with many partners such as Wood Council – Wood WORKS!, FPInnovations, Inspector of Township of Langley, Super E builder, Net Zero Energy House Architect, Perkins + Will, Maple Leaf Housing, Construction School of BICT, UBC, Gauvin 2000 Construction, and other Canadian builders and developers.

Tour of 6 storey multi-family site

Tour of 6 storey multi-family site

Participants attended lectures on wide range of topics including latest development in wood materials and buildings, infill wall, Super E and net zero energy house, fire and sound control, Inspection and Quality Assurance and made visits to construction sites and building including single family house and multi-family construction sites, show homes, Surrey Central City, VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre, Brighouse Elementary School and the Richmond Oval, ESB and other buildings at UBC.

Tour of sales centre and show homes

Tour of sales centre and show homes

Advanced Technology Construction Training (ATCT), which focuses on the transfer of technology and best practices needed for design and construction of more complex and large wood frame structures such as multi-storey multi-family housing and high performance homes and quality control, has been conducted in Canada in order to provide participants with first-hand experiences of advanced Canadian wood construction technology at its best.