UK: SHP legislation update eBook – April 2021

WOBO thanks SHP for its continued support in updating our members. SHP legislation update eBook – April 2021 SHP’s latest Health & Safety legislation eBook covers the latest progress on Fire Safety Bill, Building Safety Bill, Environment Bill, coronavirus legislation, Mental Health Act reform, energy...

UK: Only 1% of buildings comply with fire safety measure

WOBO thanks International Workplace for providing a link to remind us of responsibilities relative to fire safety. Despite their crucial fire safety role, huge numbers of fire and smoke dampers remain untested in thousands of buildings across the UK, according to the Building Engineering Services...

UK: Safety & Health Expo Connect 2021 and Safety & Health Expo in-person

Health and Safety Solutions – update your skills! Registration for our upcoming Safety & Health Expo in-person event at ExCeL London as well as brand-new online event, Safety & Health Expo Connect 2021 is now open. Both these events present unmissable opportunities to reconnect with the occupational health, safety and...

FREE webinar introduces a new Quality Management standard for the sector

A good opportunity to catch up on BSi developments – for free! In recent years, the built environment sector has been contending with some fundamental quality issues that, amongst other things, have shown in some cases shortcomings of using ISO 9001 within the sector. As...

England: Building Safety Bill Update

WOBO Governor David Gibson considers this document to be a clear/simplified approach to developments proposed. The potential implications of the Draft Building Safety Bill are wideranging across both the construction and property management sectors. This is one of a series of briefing notes produced by...

Los Angeles needs PV-storage surge to hit net-zero by 2035

WOBO appreciates the support for its members and fellow professionals from Reuters events. The decarbonisation of Los Angeles’ power supply by 2035 requires faster buildout of PV plus storage while new transmission corridors would lift the outlook for stand-alone PV, a new study shows. A...

UK: Cities and Infrastructure, Energy and Net Zero Carbon, Smart Cities and Data and Energy, Behaviour and Wellbeing.

Evolving Cities – a date for your diary! The International Conference on Evolving Cities will take place at the University of Southampton, UK, from the 22 – 24 September 2021. The organisers are hoping for an in-person meeting coupled with an online hybrid format. But if circumstances...

England: Consultation launched on new code of practice for external walls

WOBO is pleased to provide this opportunity for members and fellow professionals to contribute to these ongoing developments. Consultation on new code of practice to assess external walls and cladding systems Will ensure assessments are carried out to a high and consistent standard Building owners...

Australia: Could you be our next building or plumbing cadet?

WOBO – this provides an opportunity for development/secondment.  Take a look! We’re looking for industry graduates interested in a unique opportunity to further their career. The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) now welcomes applications for our 2022 Cadetship Program. A cadetship with the ABCB will...

UK: Independent experts to review safety of construction materials

Materials in construction – will they pass the test? Residents across England will be better protected as the government takes the next step to ensure materials used to build the nation’s homes are safe and tested properly.   Experts appointed to lead independent review into...

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