Hot Summer, Academic Fever
The heatwave of the summer started early this year. Tai Jeong and I visited Hanyang University on June 15 to give a special lecture as requested by senior the students before the end of the semester.
Professor Dong-Soo Han of the Department of Construction Engineering at Hanyang University became acquainted with Canada Wood while participating in the Korea Wood Design Awards, which has been sponsored by CWK since 2006. Professor Dong-Soo Han persistently asked Tai Jeong to introduce wood frame construction technology to his students majoring Construction Engineering who have minimum exposure to wood as building material and wood frame construction.
The presentation included information on how forests are managed in Canada, and the necessity of wood as building material.
I felt a bright future of wood frame construction in Korea from the students who asked a barrage of questions to Tai Jeong at the end of his lecture and asked for my business cards for future communication.