|A government-funded and large-scale research project developing modernized Korean traditional style housing has been recently commenced. This research encompasses a full spectrum of hosing development areas including public policy, architectural plans, modules, construction materials and methods, prefabricated assemblies, automated production, construction management, and advanced information systems. In order to provide a fundamental tool to the academia and industry in this housing development, this study proposes a standard work-section classification for Korean style housing. Characteristics of standard classifications were thoroughly investigated first. Cost items of case-projects were then analyzed in order to investigate the current practices. Finally, high level categories are proposed. This on-going research focuses on the work-section (commodity) facet of standard classifications in order to facilitate the industry standard work items, measurement methods, and cost data. Implications and lessons learned are briefly introduced.