Darwin Australia: The potential of building adaptation measures to counterbalance the impact of climatic change in the tropics

Governor David Gibson was pleased to receive the following link from Shamila Haddad.  Shamila is an architect by training and holds a PhD in Architectural Sciences from the University of New South Wales (Australia). Her research expertise and interest relate to Building Performance, Environmentally Sustainable...

UK: Construction Industry Training Board – CITB Strategic Plan 2021-25

The UK Construction Industry is likely to experience significant changes during 2021 in terms of skills, roles and responsibilities, and the CITB have set out their plans and proposed actions in respect of training and development in the CITB Strategic Plan 2021 – 25. The...

COMING SOON: Human-Drone Teams Working On Construction Sites

Resource availability – another option.  The article by  Chelsea Mistretta reflects on research taking place at the M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management – food for thought!!!! COMING SOON: Human-Drone Teams Working On Construction Sites What if instead of humankind fearing robots taking over,...

Australia: ” Proactive Auditing” Information asymmetry, where parties to a transaction have different information, is something we all experience.

The Australian Building Codes Board have provided an update on their Building Confidence Report in respect of commercial buildings.  Members and fellow professionals should note that “proactive auditing is imperative to restore public trust. Governments need to be able to detect and regulate inadequate practices”....

Presidents page – Paul Myers September 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. 2020 WOBO Membership letter-4th...

Energy: Volkswagen launches its new ID.4 electric SUV

Building officials are immersed in the built environment and ongoing research.  Robin Whitlock’s news item provided a reminder that essential research in respect of energy is much broader and reminds us that we should reflect on those developments and their transfer of technology into the...

bsi. Standards Development – Consultation: Overarching framework for competence of individuals

The UK is undergoing a major review of roles, responsibilities and competencies within the built environment.  The next twelve months may necessitate the need for all individuals to review, enhance and upskill both their academic and vocational expertise to meet the demands under review.  You...

IFSEC Global: Firestopping and third party certification

Fire is a key focus in the delivery of safe buildings.  Governor David Gibson, in his review of fire safety, received the third article by Simon Ince in respect of the “Fire Stopping and Third Party Certification”.  He considers this article in conjunction with Simon’s...

ICC: Get your 2021 I-Codes in digital or print

The latest ICC Codes are now available. 2021 International Codes Updated codes enhance safety, increase affordability and incorporate the latest advancements in building science The 2021 editions of the I-Codes, the premier set of coordinated, modern building safety codes, are now available for preorder. The...

IFSEC Global: A beginner’s guide to passive fire protection

Knowledge is key and WOBO fully supports personal development and encourages the introduction of “future Code Officials” and their learning – back to basics.  This article reinforces the learning in respect of passive fire protection What is passive fire protection? Passive fire protection (PFP), also...

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