WoodWorks® Software Training held in South Korea

By: June Moon

Technical Assistant / Market Development & Market Access, Canada Wood Korea

To meet South Korea’s growing demand for designers skilled in software for timber building design, Canada Wood Korea and Wood University Centre offer an online training program that provides user familiarization for WoodWorks Design Office Software. A total of 31 professionals have signed up.

WoodWorks Office software, developed by Canadian Wood Council allows structural engineers to quickly design light-frame or heavy timber construction based on the latest codes and standards. Upon completion of the five-month duration course, students can analyze structural design parameters to set load combinations, configure and design structures up to 6-stories, specify structural members including single or multi-span, cantilevered, plus inclined beams and joists, wall studs, columns, beam-columns and CLT panels.

Update of the software to include mass timber construction will greatly benefit Korean architects and developers as the industry is still new to the technology.  South Korea recently passed legislation abolishing heights and size limits for wood construction to encourage the expansion of mass timber construction.  The Korean industry has responded positively but needs to upgrade its design and manufacturing capabilities. Canada Wood Korea’s technical program delivers tailored professional training and provides site support to projects.

The Sizer function in the latest version of WoodWorks Office includes CLT floor and wall panel design options (yellow highlighted area in the screen capture above).