University-Based Training at GNTECH
Canada Wood Korea in collaboration with Gyeongnam National University of Science and Technology (GNTECH) has completed a practical workshop at GNTECH campus in Jinju, Gyeongsangnam-do started from December 17th to 21th. On the first day, Dr. Jieying Wang of FPInnovations visited GNTECH and delivered a special lecture on “Design and Use of Treated Wood to Improve Durability Performance of Wood Construction” to 22 undergraduate students of the Department of Interior Material Engineering. The practical training for the building of one Playhouse constructed from Dec 18th to 21th. The working drawings of the Playhouse were given to the students. Then, they measured and cut the wood in length and framed the wood components, and applied the wood sidings and boards to weather the
Playhouse. Prof. Yoon, head of department said at the closing ceremony that “we are very pleased to take this great opportunity for the students to learn more about the wood and wood construction. The Department of Interior Material Engineering is interested in using wood as a construction material. We definitely will develop this program further more and seek how to apply to the future academic curriculum”. The completed wood Playhouse will be displayed at the backyard of the Engineering building for a while and donated to a local children’s facility.