Environmental Audit Committee urges UK government to seize the power of tidal energy generation

WOBO Governor David Gibson appreciated the update provided by Robin Whitlock in his article – Renewable Energy Magazine. The cross-party Environmental Audit Committee has concluded its three month examination of tidal power technologies in the UK by urging government to engage with industry and establish appropriate...

How a ‘Responsible Person’ selects competent fire risk assessors and management support – Webinar

WOBO is pleased to provide a link and an opportunity for members and fellow professionals to review competency, risk and management support. Wednesday 5 May 2021 | 11:00 AM BST This Praxis42 webinar, hosted by SHP, will provide a forum to open a debate about...

Grenfell – BBC update

WOBO Governor David Gibson is pleased to provide a link to the BBC’s News article “Grenfell Tower inquiry: 9 things we now know about the cladding” – an interesting read! Panels made from plastic and aluminium were installed on the sides of Grenfell Tower to...

Australia: Flying Start for Renewable Fuels Project

Waste into renewable energy – a concept welcomed by WOBO. A $2 billion Australian-first project that aims to turn agricultural crop waste into renewable energy and fuels is off to a flying start in maize fields in northern Victoria. The project, a partnership between renewable energy...

Digital Transformation for the Wind Sector – Free Webinar

Digitalisation – a common theme linked to development.   The digital transformation of Europe’s wind sector has already led to reduced downtime, improved workforce operations, and ultimately increased bottom lines – but where are we as an industry on the digital journey, what’s next and how...

ICC: Conference and Hearings 2021

WOBO is pleased to provide a link to the ICC Conference 2021 Save the Date! September 19–21, 2021 ICC Annual Conference September 21–29, 2021 Public Comment Hearings Join us for ICC’s Annual Conference and Code Hearings in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania David L. Lawrence Convention Center 1000 Ft. Duquesne Blvd. Pittsburgh, PA 15222 LEARN MORE!...

Europe: Horizon 2020 Energy Efficiency – programme for 2021 – 2027

WOBO is pleased to provide a link to the European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency                 After seven years, the H2020 Energy Unit says good-bye to EASME and hello to CINEA, which will be our new home for...

Presidents page – Governors – April 2021

The Governors provide an update for April 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...

Australia: Draft National Building Product Assurance Framework – Consultation Open

Australia is reflecting on its building confidence report and taking initiatives to address the concerns raised – an interactive and positive process. A discussion paper is now open for public comment in response to the Building Confidence Report. Recommendation 21 of the Building Confidence Report (BCR) is...

CROSS expands its remit to include fire safety

The safety of people in and about buildings is a key focus within the World Organisation of Building Officials.  The CROSS initiative is welcomed. CROSS expands its remit to include fire safety As part of our mission to make structures safer, we have broadened the remit...

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