Barbour: Environmental Legislation 2021 and COVID update

WOBO was pleased to receive a legislative update and links in respect of COVID for your use. Welcome back to a brand new year and it’s crazy to think that we’re already nearing the end of the first month of 2021. With the pandemic still rife...

Wales: Consultation – Looking to extend fire safety regime to all multi-occupancy residential buildings

WOBO has received an update in respect of fire safety measures proposed for Wales. The Welsh Government wants to extend fire safety requirements to all buildings in Wales featuring more than one residential unit. It also proposes that all “higher risk” buildings must use their...

Presidents page – Governors January 2021

The Governors provide an update for January 2021 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...

International: Masters in Renewable Energy in the Marine Environment

WOBO is pleased to provide members and fellow professionals with a link to the Masters in Renewable Energy in the Marine Environment and the opportunity to advance their qualifications  Renewable energy plays a more and more important role. At a social level, renewable energy contributes to...

Australia: National Model Code of Conduct for Building Surveyors

WOBO is pleased to provide the link to the National Model Code provided by the Australian Building Codes Board in response to the Building Confidence Report of Australia. The National Model Code sets the standards of behaviour for building surveyors performing statutory functions. At their...

OSHA’s new leadership

WOBO has been advised by the United States Department of Labor in respect of OSHA’s new leadership.     James Frederick Deputy Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety and Health James Frederick has worked in safety and health for three decades, including twenty-five years with the...

Fire Risk – a ROCKWOOL® Solution

WOBO members and fellow professionals have the opportunity to download a technical publication from ROCKWOOL® Introduction The concept of the roof as the fifth façade, to highlight the increasingly important role it plays in the overall architectural design of the building, has gained traction in recent...

New CROSS website launches in March

WOBO has been provided with a revised link to the CROSS website and structural papers. New CROSS website launches in March Over the last year we have been working on a project to improve CROSS. In the first half of 2020, this involved doing user...

UK: Safe Net Zero 2021 – Hydrogen – Free event

WOBO members and fellow professionals have the opportunity to participate in this free event online. HSE presents a free energy conference in February… book now! As part of their ‘Safety Excellence in Energy’ series, HSE is hosting a free online conference this February… Safe Net...

ICC: Two new Code Council online code tools now available

WOBO members and fellow professionals will find significant benefit from the links to the  U.S. Code Adoption Database The International Code Council launched two online building code tools for building safety professionals and the public to access free information about building code usage in their...

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