Inaugural IBQC Annual Forum – Universal Good Practice Building Regulation: The Key Elements. Free Registration

Further to our original IBQC posting we are pleased to announce that the event is open for free registration.  Please support this initiative. Join the International Code Council and the University of Canberra on October 9, for the inaugural annual Forum of the International Building Quality...

Australia: National Codes Council First CPD compliance course now available

WOBO has provided previous links to the Australian Building Codes and their revisions and is pleased to note the latest developments in that “The Australian Building Codes Board is excited to announce the release of its first NCC CPD course, tailored for compliance practitioners”.  This...

UK: HSE Construction Health Inspection Initiative – October 2020

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) are to have extended powers linked to the Fire Safety Bill relating to construction and inspection.  They are recruiting staff, and the inspection initiative for October reinforces their role and could be seen as proactive in light of their...

Colt Service – Smoke is a bigger killer than Covid

The built environment is complex and it is essential to consider all aspects of the building and it’s use. COVID-19 may grab more headlines – and justifiably so – but badly maintained smoke control systems remain more of a threat to life and well-being in...

ICC: Tall Mass Timber Special Inspector Certification

Research within the construction industry is ongoing and WOBO was pleased to note the collaboration that has taken place between the American Wood Council and ICC.  The focus on mass timber construction and the recognition of cross laminated timber and the provisions within existing and...

Sustainability: Brilliant Buildings

Sustainability is a key theme but consideration should always be given to the total project from conception through to use and it was interesting to read the “Brilliant Buildings Delivering Sustainability” publication.  The introduction by Alasdair Donn, Head of Building Performance, Willmott Dixon providing a...

Sustainable Development Planning – Shaping our Future

As part of WOBO’s affiliation and collaboration Raymond Chan, Vice President attended and participated in a half day workshop on Sustainable Development Planning organised by the Hong Kong Institute of Education for Sustainable Development, www.wisdp.org.hk/promotion, UNESCO Hong Kong Association. www.unesco.hk/ The group focussed on the understanding...

Canada: First Geothermal Production

The global demand for energy continues and WOBO welcomes initiatives that focus on renewables. The work carried out by DEEP in the development and production of power through Geothermal resources  is most positive. Canada’s First Geothermal Production and Injection Well Test Exceeds Expectations  Dan McCue in...

Condolences: Zuhair Arafat

We are sorry to hear of the loss of another of our WOBO family, again to COVID-19.  Zuhair Arafat, a longtime member and brother of WOBO Governor Harbi Arafat, passed away on September 9, 2020.  Harbi and his family ask that we please all take...

ICC: International Code Council Pushes for Global Work on Clean Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene

WOBO members and fellow professionals focus on the provision of clean water, effective sanitation and hygienic standards that protect people in and about the built environment – wherever the location.  As such, we fully support the action taken and would support the initiative proposed by...

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