ICC: Conferences and Code Hearings 2021/22 – Dates for the diary

WOBO Governor David Gibson is in discussion with Judy Zakreski, Vice President of Global Services, International Code Council, in respect of collaboration and dissemination of information relating to codes, standards and regulations.  The WOBO Governors are also exploring opportunities to participate at the ICC Conferences...

United Arab Emirates Engineers visit Ohio, USA

Paul Myers, President of WOBO, was pleased to welcome members of the visiting United Arab Emirates [UAE] delegation to Ohio.  Paul and Majed Dabdoub, WOBO Secretariat, shared their experiences and discussed the creation, application and enforcement of Building Codes within the USA.  This process was...

Certification: Roles and responsibilities

Building Officials, Certifiers, Approved Inspectors, Building Control Surveyors/Inspectors form one element of the development process with activities linked to plans assessment, site inspection, certification and enforcement.  They act on behalf of the relevant governments and authorities to sample work, and protect society and the public...

Australia: Sydney – Build to rent?

WOBO members and fellow professionals involved in the residential property markets continuously address the fluctuating prices of development and the “boom and bust” scenarios.  Rob Stokes, NSW Minister for Planning and Public Spaces, in a recent article in the Sydney Morning Herald, provided an update...

South Africa – New safety standards unpacked

The Eastern Cape Industrial and Business News provided an update in respect of safety standards within South Africa to serve as a reminder of the revised timeframe for the organisational changes required. THE international standard for Occupational Health and Safety (OHSAS) has been replaced with...

OSHA COVID-19: Free posters and guidance booklets

United States Department of Labor through the Ocupational Safety and Health Administration [OSHA] are pleased to offer free posters and guidance booklets for the workplace to assist you and your staff in these difficult times and through the pandemic.  The items are free and available...

SHP: Hazardous substance management eBook

Building Officials and fellow professionals deal with hazardous substances on a day to day basis, their use and management, and it is essential to ensure their correct use.  The Hazardous Substance Managment ebook referenced on the SHP website will support them through this process. Hazardous...

Affiliation and Collaboration – Hong Kong UNESCO and World Institute of Sustainable Development Planners

Paul Myers, President of WOBO, is pleased to confirm that WOBO will be working with Hong Kong UNESCO and the World Institute of Sustainable Development Planners as they work towards the promotion and achievement of the sustainable development goals [SDGs] adopted by the UN General...

Presidents page – Paul Myers August 2020

Paul Myers provides an update of the activities of WOBO and the opportunity for you to participate and promote the development and delivery of Building Codes, Regulations and Standards. Communications should be addressed to the WOBO Secretariat; mdabdoub@wobo-un.org Paul Myers – WOBO letter from the...

Canada – The Buildings Show and BUILDEX Alberta – go virtual

It is essential that WOBO members and fellow professionals keep up to speed with developments, materials and new technologies and Buildings Canada are providing a virtual week of opportunity for all members of the development team to participate in the programme. Introducing The New Virtual...

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