2018 World Conference
on Timber Engineering

Aug. 20-23, 2018 Seoul, Rep. of Korea
Timber construction in Korea

Korea, also known as 'the Land of Morning Calm', has enjoyed splendid wooden culture based on rich forest land in its 5,000 year old history. The traditional timber utilization culture and timber structures have been well preserved and practiced until this day. But, the rapid economic growth in Korea brought about the demand in large number of houses and apartments to accommodate concentrated population in a metropolitan city, like Seoul. Therefore, timber construction rarely have been used in Korean cities during the past decades with rapid change. But, recently, the more interest of timber/wood construction has raised because of eco-friendly living conditions and the advantage of green house gas reduction from wood utilization. In this regard, Korean timber engineering industry needs to focus on sustainable utilization of timber as long term use, such as construction for school buildings, public construction, non-residental facilities, and high rise timber construction.

Traditional Constructions


The Royal Ancestral Shrine of the Joseon Dynasty

Gyeongbokgung Palace

Recent Constructions

Hanareum Bridge

Research building of Forest Genetic Resources Department