Fire Safety in conjunction with Fire Technology

WOBO is pleased to provide the opportunity for members and fellow professionals to view developments reported in this publication. The aim of Fire Technology is to push forward the frontiers of knowledge and technology by encouraging interdisciplinary communication of significant technical developments in fire protection...

The British Standards Institution: BSI Flex 8670 – Hackitt findings – Comments requested

Fire Safety competency and consistency are key. The British Standards Institution (BSI) is currently operating a six week consultation period.  Please note that the latest document is the 2nd version of BSI Flex 8670 and the result of our project Advisory Group reaching consensus on the...

New: International Association for Fire Safety Science [IAFSS] Working Group on Human Behaviour in Fires

WOBO recognises the value of research in respect of fire safety.  IAFSS provides an opportunity for participation. New International Association for Fire Safety Science [IAFSS] Working Group on Human Behaviour in Fires A new Working Group on Human Behaviour in Fires (HBiF) has recently been...

MERIT 2021: The International Construction Business Game

WOBO recognises that success comes through teamwork.  MERIT 2021 provides an opportunity to reinforce skills bith individually and within the team. The International Construction Business Game Registration Now Open Registration for MERIT 2021, the annual construction business game supported by The Institution of Civil Engineers, The Chartered...

Japan: Decarbonising energy: Japan’s road to net-zero

WOBO Governor David Gibson thanks Future Power Technology for their link to the January 2021 edition of their magazine In late October, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga – who won power in a leadership election following former PM Shinzo Abe’s resignation announcement in August –...

Europe: A Guidebook To European Building Policy

WOBO thanks Judy Zakreski , Vice President Global Services, ICC for providing the link to this publication. Buildings are responsible for approximately 40 percent of the energy consumption and 36 percent of the carbon dioxide emissions of the European Union (EU). On average, Europeans spend...

OSHA has tips for safely handling cryogens and dry ice used in storing COVID-19 vaccines

WOBO members and fellow professionals assisting in the vaccine process should review this document Cryogens and Dry Ice Cryogens are substances used to produce very low temperatures [below -153°C (-243°F)], such as liquid nitrogen (LN2) which has a boiling point of -196°C (-321°F), that are...

WSSET: 2021 – Istanbul – The International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies

WOBO members and fellow professionals have the opportunity to participate in the WSSET Conference or nominate fellow professionals for awards. SET 2021 is a multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed international conference on sustainable energy sources and technologies that provides a forum for the exchange of latest technical information,...

Practical Challenges in Mitigating the Aftermath of Fire in Historic Buildings

WOBO Governor David Gibson is pleased to share a link to the article “Practical Challenges in Mitigating the Aftermath of Fire in Historic Buildings” by Simon Kincaid, Senior Lecturer at  Sheffield Hallam University. ABSTRACT Fire is an unfortunate constant in the historic built environment which...

Scotland: All Energy Exhibition and Conference – Glasgow 12-13 May 2021

WOBO has been provided with an update of developments in the UK Glasgow, Scotland All-Energy is the UK’s leading and only full supply chain renewables and low carbon energy event for the private and public sector energy end users, developers and investors with a total...

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