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2017

BC Wood members participated in the Housing Brand Fair in Seoul, South Korea
January 2017South Korea
Trade show generates wood sales

In 2017, BC Wood organized the Canadian pavilion on behalf of the Canadian wood industry at the Housing Brand Fair in Seoul. B.C. companies were able to generate $7 million in sales during the event. 

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2016

South Korean government sets new energy efficiency targets; Canada Wood Group aligns training
July 2016South Korea
South Korean government sets new energy efficiency targets; Canada Wood Group aligns training

In response to South Korea’s evolving energy and sustainability standards, Canada Wood Korea re-positioned its advanced builder training courses in 2015 to align with the policy changes.

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Canada Wood Korea provides technical support for high-profile six-storey demonstration project
June 2016South Korea
Interest in tall wood reaches new heights in Korea

In 2016/17, Canada Wood Korea provided technical support for a unique six-storey demonstration project that uses Canadian SPF lumber and OSB.

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2015

October 2015South Korea
B.C. forest sector delegation visits South Korea

Wood-frame construction took centre stage during the annual forest sector trade mission to Asia last October where the GICO Community Centre was officially opened by Steve Thomson, Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and members of his delegation.

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Field test of Canadian softwood concludes with positive results
August 2015South Korea
Field test of Canadian softwood concludes with positive results

When stricter standards for pressure treated wood products were implemented in 2012, it forced many treaters to switch from Canadian species to those from the US, Europe and New Zealand. Fortunately, an ongoing field stake test has yielded positive results for two of the most common Canadian wood species, white spruce and hemlock.

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August 2015South Korea
KWCA marks 100th 5 Star Construction Quality Certification application

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. 

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August 2015South Korea
Interest in wood construction training reaches 10-year high

Thirty-eight builders, designers, engineers, material manufactures, distributors and students participated the 2015 Advanced Technology Construction Training program delivered by Canada Wood Korea and COFI from February 4-13, 2015.

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Industry association and government representatives negotiate resolution in favour of Canadian wood pellets
May 2015South Korea
Industry association and government representatives negotiate resolution in favour of Canadian wood pellets

Wood Pellet Association of Canada staff, with support from B.C. and Canadian federal government officials, were able to negotiate a resolution with senior South Korean government representatives.

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2014

March 2014South Korea
Training sessions for architects and design professionals communicate B.C.’s green building approaches in Korea

Environmental issues are becoming increasingly important to Korean consumers when making buying decisions regarding housing and home furnishings.

 

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March 2014South Korea
Canada Wood Group showcases the best in wood frame architecture

Sometimes seeing is believing. In Korea, the Canada Wood Group team works closely with architecture associations to put on displays and exhibitions that show how innovative architecture can be when using wood frame construction systems.

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March 2014South Korea
Korean developers incorporate multi-family wood frame construction systems

After several years of Canada Wood Group programs to promote multi-family wood frame construction systems, Korean developers are starting to incorporate them into their projects.

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March 2014South Korea
Technical assistance and on-site quality assurance provided to the largest public sector driven wood-frame residential construction project in Korea

Canada Wood Group, funded by FII, Natural Resources Canada and industry, is providing technical assistance and on-site quality assurance to the largest public sector driven wood-frame residential construction project in Korea. 

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2013

March 2013South Korea
Peanut House Encourages Growth in Wood Frame Construction

A success arising out of Canada Wood Group’s program to encourage wood frame construction in Korea has been the “Peanut” house concept. Introduced in 2011/12, the “peanut house” is essentially a duplex (two family units on one lot) that evokes connotations of a peanut (two nuts in one shell).

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