ICC: New electric vehicle, building codes resource unveiled

WOBO acknowledges ICC’s publication ” A Strategy for Greenhouse Gas Reductions” The International Code Council released a new educational resource on electric vehicle charging infrastructure and building codes: Electric Vehicles and Building Codes: A Strategy for Greenhouse Gas Reductions. This is the first in a...

Chartwell Marine and Zelim develop world’s first unmanned rescue vessel

WOBO thanks Robin Whitlock and Renewable Energy Magazine for the link to offshore developments. Zelim, a start-up developing a complete lifesaving system for offshore energy, has partnered with pioneering naval architect Chartwell Marine to deliver a first in class remotely operated rescue vessel, which will be the...

Nature-based climate solutions in Europe

WOBO welcomes the emphasis on nature based projects. E-commerce giant Amazon has pledged to spend €20m (£17.2m) on nature-based projects across Europe, in a bid to improve carbon sequestration, boost climate resilience and improve biodiversity and wellbeing. The funding will come from the firm’s €100m...

Kew Gardens promises increased focus on nature-based climate solutions and biodiversity restoration

Kew Gardens Manifesto for change!! The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, has outlined plans for expanding research and outreach regarding nature-based climate solutions and efforts to prevent Earth’s sixth mass extinction. Earlier this year, the organisation published a manifesto for change through to 2030, including commitments to...

Building: Refurbishment and Retrofit

A key move to net-zero energy. Building, Housing Today and Building Design invite you to join them on Thursday 7th October as they explore refurbishment and retrofit in this live event.  Topics to be discussed include: • What have been the barriers to residential retrofit? •...

BBA: October Webinars

BBA invites members and fellow professionals to participate. The BBA invites you to check out what is happening in October as they cover the hot topic of Sustainability by discussing the North West Bicester Eco Town project with a number of people that are involved in the project...

UK: First prosecution under HSE COVID-19 spot inspections

WOBO thanks Workplace DNA for the HSE link. A construction contractor has been fined after multiple health and safety issues were identified during a proactive COVID-19 spot check at a site in Manchester. On 9 July 2020, an HSE inspector performed a proactive COVID-19 spot...

UK: HSE Construction Health Inspection Initiative – October 2021

WOBO supports the focus on health and safety. Monday 4 October sees the start of a month-long HSE health initiative targeted at the construction sector.  The focus is on respiratory risks associated with exposure to dust with HSE inspectors visiting construction sites across Great Britain...

UK: Review of architects regulation: call for evidence

WOBO encourages members and fellow professionals to contribute to the proposed architectural developments and set the scene for the future. The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government and Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities has called for evidence on the current form of regulation for architects and...

Hong Kong Construction: Guidelines and Practice Notes

WOBO thanks Vice President Ramond Chan for the link to practices within Hong Kong. The following provides a sample of some of  the guidelines/standards /practice notes adopted in the Hong Kong Construction industry and are shared below for member’s reference: Preventive Measures for Spread of...

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