Canada: First Geothermal Production

The global demand for energy continues and WOBO welcomes initiatives that focus on renewables. The work carried out by DEEP in the development and production of power through Geothermal resources  is most positive. Canada’s First Geothermal Production and Injection Well Test Exceeds Expectations  Dan McCue in...

Holland: Construction Begins on Wind Farm Fryslân in the IJsselmeer

Renewable energy and its utilisation is key to the future, its capture involves new techniques and technologies required for the effective installation of equipment, energy capture and distribution. On September 7, 2020, offshore construction works for Wind Farm Fryslân were started by driving the first of 89...

Singapore: Construction and the financial impact of COVID-19

WOBO is currently aware of the need to regenerate the construction industry and review activities in the global market.  David Gibson identified an article by Turner and Townsend which is made available for your information and consideration Like the rest of the world, COVID-19 has...

Climate Change: Can coastal cities hold back the sea?

WOBO Members and fellow Professionals deal with risks on a daily basis, however, the focus is on the “here and now” geared to the location and development of specific buildings.  There are many instances where the global element is sidelined and not given due consideration. ...

University of Strathclyde-Researchers to develop online remote building inspection platform

Governor David Gibson, as part of WOBO’s research into remote inspections, is pleased to provide information relating to details of his communications with Dr Andrew Agapiou in respect of his current research project into remote inspection. “The use of advanced photogrammetry and Artificial Intelligence technologies...

ICC: Remote Virtual Inspections

The WOBO Governors acknowledge and recognise the problems related to COVID-19 and the availability of its members and fellow professionals to carry out site inspections, linked to projects under construction, and the need to explore alternative approaches.  ICC have prepared a guidance document for use...

England, Wales and Northern Ireland: New Energy Performance of Buildings Central Register

Elmhurst Energy has issued a reminder that the MHCLG has developed a new Energy Performance of Buildings Central Register which is due to be launched on Sunday 20th September 2020. This register will consolidate the four existing registers into one, and will cover all energy assessment strands...

The Earthquake in Zagreb amid the COVID-19 Pandemic: OPINION

WOBO receives many communications that reflect on activities linked to COVID-19.  The following article reflects the need to consider risks and potential disasters that may occur in conjunction with the COVID pandemic.  The article is of particular interest as it reflects developments dating back to...

Australia: Prestressed Steel Trays Allow Rapid Construction of Low-Mid Rise Buildings

Developments within the built environment are a major investment – materials, time and money.  The article by Dean Oliver focusses on the use of system construction utilising light weight, pre-frabricated steel columns and trays with a potential for significant reduction in the construction programme. An...

Finland: One month left to enter Helsinki’s sustainable urban heating competition

Robin Whitlock’s  article on the Renewable Energy Magazine website provides a reminder of the opportunity for participation in the Helsinki Energy Challenge where they are seeking new innovative solutions to create a carbon-neutral solution for urban heating. The Helsinki Energy Challenge has been set up to find...

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