Europe: NGOs say unprecedented solar and wind energy surge is needed to stabilise climate

A reflection on “climate breakdown” Europe needs an unparalleled rollout of wind and solar energy to avoid worsening climate breakdown, according to a call to action launched today (20th October) by Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe. The call to action was launched in association with 185 member...

UN-Habitat: Urban October 2021

WOBO, as a partner, is pleased to present you with an update from UN-Habitat on Urban October 2021 and provide information on joining the Global Observance of World Cities Day on Sunday. Throughout the month of October, national, local, and regional governments and other urban...

HSE: Work safely in confined spaces

Safety is essential – work to the code! Do you know the definition of a confined space? A confined space is a place which is substantially enclosed (though not always entirely), and where serious injury can occur from hazardous substances or conditions within the space...

IFSEC Global: The fire safety hazards of ‘quick-fix’ repurposing of commercial buildings for residential housing

Commercial change of use to residential. Hunter Seymour explores the many fire safety hazards and challenges involved in repurposing commercial premises for residential housing – an activity that has become more commonplace following the COVID-19 pandemic. The UK government’s introduction of fast-track ‘Mercantile-to-Abode’ (MA) PDR...

BBA: November Webinars

Hands-on development opportunities. Join us for FIVE AMAZING WEBINARS in November? Our headline webinar is live!   Q&A with Professor Noble Francis – Economics Director @ CPA (Construction Product Association). Check out what else is happening in November as we chat to the Building Safety Alliance, introduce the new BBA Steel Reinforcement...

ICC: EduCODE 2022 is an Accelerated Training Opportunity

EduCODE – dates for your diary! Build Your Own Week of Training at EduCODE 2022 February 28 – March 4, 2022 Live at the Orleans Hotel and Virtual EduCODE 2022, is geared for building safety and code compliance professionals. All sessions are approved by the ICC...

Businesses must empower young people to act against the climate crisis

The future is in their hands! Dan Tingle, New Talent and STEM Manager at National Grid explores how businesses can tap into enthusiastic younger generations to enable a just response to the climate crisis. With the world ready to descend on Glasgow in a matter...

Milan tower block blaze preliminary report: “A disaster waiting to happen”

WOBO thanks IFSEC Global for the link to the article by Ron Alalouff. The fire at the 18-storey Torre del Moro in Milan in late August – which ripped through the exterior cladding of the building – was “a disaster waiting to happen” and shared...

Good ventilation can help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace

WOBO recognises the need for good ventilation. Good ventilation can help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace HSE is continuing to update its ventilation guidance encouraging all workplaces to continue to work safely. As more people have returned to the workplace, using good...

Barbour: Legislation Update for October 2021 eBook

WOBO thanks Barbour for their legislative update. The Barbour Legislation Update for October 2021 eBook is your FREE all-in-one guide to help you understand new laws, standards and regulatory changes from the last few months. This comprehensive eBook will take you through: •  Summaries of recent updates...

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