Next & Best Practices: Digitizing Facilities Management

The Verdantix Summit will provide practical advice on getting value from digital technology. The COVID-19 pandemic is creating new urgency amongst corporate executives to digitize their facilities and workplace processes to improve building resiliency and drive new cost savings. Facilities executives launching new digital programmes...

ICC: Share your experience with inspections and plan reviews!

Plans assessment and site inspections are part of WOBO Governor David Gibson’s daily tasks and this article provides an opportunity to share your knowledge and expertise. The International Code Council, in collaboration with the North East Efficiency Partnerships and the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance would...

ICC: Proposed Code Changes

Your chance to shape the future of building safety!! Registration is now open for the 2021 Committee Action Hearings for the Group A International Codes. This year’s code hearings — hosted virtually from April 11 through May 5, 2021 — offer Code Council members/non-members, code...

Europe: The 4RinEU strategic network: upscaling innovative deep renovation solutions

WOBO Governor David Gibson is involved in rennovation projects and is pleased to provide a link to activities developing in Europe H2020EE funded 4RinEU project developed state-of-the-art renovation solutions designed to reduce a property’s energy consumption by up to 60 % while improving the building’s...

European Commission: We are moving to CINEA on 1 April!

WOBO has been notified that the EASME’s energy unit is on the move. EASME’s Energy Unit will continue to implement Energy Efficiency projects in the new European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA).  The new CINEA has been formally established by the European Commission...

Will 2021 be the year construction goes green?

WOBO thanks SHP and Gareth Rondel for the article and considerations for achieving a “green” 2021. Gareth Rondel, Environmental and Sustainability Lead at CHAS, considers whether 2021 could be a pivotal year in the construction industry’s efforts to reduce its environmental impact.   Over the...

New University of Manchester research helps solar technology become more affordable

WOBO thanks Robin Whitlock and Renewable Energy magazine for the link to developments in solar technology. Scientists at the University of Manchester have found a way to accelerate the uptake of solar technology, by increasing the environmental safety of perovskite solar cells. Perovskite solar cells have attracted...

Australia: 2021 NCC Seminar registrations are now open!

WOBO is pleased to provide a link to the National Construction Code seminars 2021. The National Construction Code (NCC) Seminar series returns to the Australian capital cities again in May 2021. The seminars provide a deep-dive into selected NCC content, and an overview of some...

Presidents page – Paul Myers February 2021

Paul Myers provides an update for February 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 WOBO...

Barbour: Webinar – Environment, Fire and Building Safety

WOBO is pleased to provide a link to the potential impacts of developments within the UK. Do you remember when we recently asked you to send across your burning industry questions? Well, we have followed the majority by selecting the top 3 main topic areas...

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