Scotland: Building Standards – Changes to sprinkler regulations 1 March 2021

WOBO members and fellow professionals acknowledge the work of the Scottish Building Standards and the application of automatic fire suppression systems in response to the Grenfell Fire Report. Work on fire safety, including greater provision of automatic fire suppression systems, has been taken forward as...

Nepal: National Building Code Updated – Seismic Design of Buildings

WOBO Governor David Gibson thanks Judy Zakreski, Vice President of Global Services at the Interantional Code Council for this update. The National Building Code has been updated with criteria, including structural designs, necessary to ensure all types of buildings are constructed safe and earthquake-resilient. The...

WWT: UK water companies unite for Race to Zero campaign

UK water companies have joined forces as part of the international Race to Zero campaign – pledging to deliver a net zero water supply for customers by 2030. Water UK is the first industry trade body to be made just one of 20 official partners...

England: Building Regulations: Approved Documents L, F and Overheating (consultation version)

WOBO recognises the need to maximise resources, limit heat loss and provide an effective ventilated environment to support comfort and a healthy life style – your views will be well received. The draft guidance accompanies the January 2021 consultation on the Future Buildings Standard, Part L and...

UK: New regulator established to ensure construction materials are safe

WOBO recognises that the Grenfell Fire and Hackett review have identified significant issues relating to construction products, testing, installation and inspection and that the new regulator will address many of these issues. The Government has committed to establish a national regulator for construction products as...

UK: Environment Agency starts consultation on UK HPR1000 design

WOBO members have been provided with the opportunity to participate in the consultation process. As regulators of the nuclear industry, the Environment Agency and the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) are working together to make sure that any new nuclear power stations built in the...

Life Cycle Cost Analysis

WOBO and it’s members recognise the benefits from a BIM-based approach applied within the development process. The final version of our latest article titled “BIM-based approach to conduct Life Cycle Cost Analysis of resilient buildings at the conceptual stage” is now available online in the...

ICC: Code Council approves 2020 edition of solar thermal standards

As part of WOBO’s collaboration – ICC has provided information on the Solar Thermal Standards update. The International Code Council (ICC) and the Solar Rating & Certification Corporation (ICC-SRCC) announced the completion of the updated editions of ICC 901/SRCC 100, ICC 900/SRCC 300 and ICC...

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...

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