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S. Korea to Develop AR-based Search Engine for Buildings

S. Korea to Develop AR-based Search Engine for Buildings

SEJONG, Jun. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport plans to organize the Construction Information System Innovation Task Force on Wednesday to introduce a new service that uses augmented reality (AR) technology to provide information on various buildings to the public. The task force will be headed by Kim Sang-mun, a [...]

Fine Dust-filtering Ventilators to Become Mandatory in All New Buildings in Seoul

Fine Dust-filtering Ventilators to Become Mandatory in All New Buildings in Seoul

SEOUL, Jan. 25 (Korea Bizwire) – Starting next month, all new buildings in Seoul will be obliged to have ventilators that can filter 95 percent of fine dust. The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced the new design standards for buildings that require the installation of air purifying ventilators and other devices. The new standards will be [...]

Gov’t to Set Guidelines for Building Exterior for Protection Against Earthquakes

Gov’t to Set Guidelines for Building Exterior for Protection Against Earthquakes

SEJONG, Nov. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The land ministry will conduct research and development to build structure exteriors that can better withstand earthquakes, officials said Tuesday. A magnitude 5.4 tremor in the southeastern city of Pohang on Nov. 15 showed a building’s outer surface falling apart, raising new safety concerns that current construction regulations do [...]

Gov’t to Require Earthquake-Proof Designs for Smaller Buildings

Gov’t to Require Earthquake-Proof Designs for Smaller Buildings

SEOUL, Sept. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – All new buildings in South Korea that are higher than one story will be required to be earthquake-resistant from next year, while those with 16 floors or more must have their earthquake-proof designs verified, the government said Tuesday.  The measure was set following a 5.8-magnitude earthquake that hit the [...]