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On August 3, 2015, the Korea Wood Construction Association (KWCA) marked the 100th application for 5 Star accreditation, a voluntary wood construction quality certification program established in 2009 with support from Canada Wood. The ceremony took place at the site of a wood-frame single-family house near Seoul designed by Hangil Architects and being built by Korean builder Homento. Canada Wood Korea’s Country Director Tai Jeong attended the ceremony and conducted a framing inspection jointly with KWCA officials as well as members of its architect and technical committees.

Eighteen 5 Star applications have been registered so far this year and nine projects are in certification process, bringing the total number of applications to 104. Certified projects will be featured in consumer magazines and trade newspapers across the year and participating members are being provided with updated 5 Star quality manuals, checklists and pre-inspection training sessions delivered by KWCA.