HSE Britain: Dangers of working from height

WOBO recognises that accidents happen but as professionals can we prevent them? Falls from height were the cause of most work-related fatalities in Britain during 2019/20. The latest annual figures (2019/20) revealed that 29 workers were killed in a fall from height last year. Visit our working...

United Nations: Special Address of the Secretary-General on the State of the Planet

WOBO Governor Omkar Channan has received notification of a special address by the Secretary General of the United Nations. The United Nations reach out today to share with you details about some very important upcoming climate action milestones. They would be very grateful for your...

Australian Building Codes Board: A new look for NCC 2022

As part of the Australian Building Codes Board’s (ABCB) commitment to delivering a National Construction Code (NCC) that is user-friendly and modern, important changes are being implemented for the 2022 edition of the code. In moving from what was historically a print-based publication, to what...

Presidents page – Paul Myers November 2020

Paul Myers provides an update for November 2020 in the activities of WOBO within the global context. The goals of WOBO can be supported through the promotion, development and delivery of Building Codes, Regulations and Standards. Communications should be addressed to the WOBO Secretariat; mdabdoub@wobo-un.org...

Building For Tomorrow: 23-25 March 2021.

2021 sees the 30 year anniversary of Building For Tomorrow – National House Building Council. DATE FOR YOUR DIARY – 23-25 March 2021. Building For Tomorrow is launching in a completely new virtual format. With expert-led sessions this is an opportunity to learn, discover and...

Talking about technology – Deploying mass timber projects with digital systems

The Tallhouse, as a catalog of systems, is intended to accelerate and derisk the adoption of easily digitized and sustainable materials.  The ICC BSJ Weekly provided an insight into the work carried out by Generate LLC. Architectural technology company Generate LLC has developed Tallhouse, an adaptable...

UK Parliament response: Building Safety Bill

The UK Parliament has published their observations on the Building Safety Bill and identified further issues and actions required. Building Safety Bill aims welcome but more detail needed The Government must improve on the detail if it is to demonstrate that its new building safety...

‘The end of health and safety gone mad?’ – eBook launched to highlight the profession’s positive work

Safety is key to all professionals working within the built environment.  The e-book provides an update in terms of activity and highlights future actions. Health and safety has never been a bigger part of the national consciousness as it is during the coronavirus pandemic. Buoyed...

BRE Group: Member support

WOBO Governor David Gibson has worked closely with the BRE Group in the past and is pleased to advise members and fellow professionals of their ability to offer support to both individuals and organisations wishing to work or promote products within the UK. The Building...

UK: Fire Safety: Fire Statistics

Governor David Gibson would like to thank Anthony for providing an update in respect of fire statistics relating to the UK Anthony Walker FRICS MIFireE, Director at Topscan UK Ltd and RICS UK and Ireland World Regional Board member Fire Safety: Fire Statistics The latest Fire...

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