Australian Building Codes Board: NCC 2022

WOBO thanks the ABCB for the link to their latest updates. See the first release of NCC 2022 We know it’s big, and there is a lot to get across, so we’re bringing it to you in two stages so you can become familiar with what’s new...

Scotland: Planning and Architecture News

WOBO thanks the Scottish Government for the opportunity for members and fellow professionals to participate in the consultation. Phase 2 Permitted Development Rights Consultation Published A public consultation on the second phase of the review on permitted development rights (PDR) was published on 11 May 2022. The PDR review...

WSSET Conference and Newsletter 2022

WOBO thanks Celia Berry for her update in respect of the WSSET newsletters and conference. Dear Colleagues I am glad to be able to send you the latest newsletter from WSSET; I hope you find it interesting. Previous newsletter can be found on the WSSET website here: https://www.wsset.org/news-events/newsletters....

US: NREL scientists advance renewable hydrogen production method

WOBO thanks Renewable Energy for the link to the developments relating to renewable hydrogen. Analysis from scientists at the US Department of Energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have found that perovskite materials may hold the potential to play an important role in a process to produce...

UK Government promises first ‘net-zero’ transatlantic flight in 2023

WOBO acknowledges the goals of the UK government and the link provided by edie. The UK Government has pledged to work with the aviation industry to deliver the world’s first net-zero-certified transatlantic flight next year, using a combination of alternative fuels and offsetting to mitigate...

New global circular economy drive launched for the building and construction sector

WOBO likes to see the “world” aspects being reviewed and thanks edie for the link. The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) has announced its intention to baseline how much waste is generated by the building and construction sector, as part of a new global campaign...

UK: Engineering firm fined £500,000 after fatal incident

WOBO thanks the Health and Safety Practitioner (HSP) for the reminder and re-emphasis on eefective risk assessment and responsibility. An engineering company specialising in the manufacture of containers and drums for the nuclear, aerospace and medical industries has been sentenced after a worker was fatally...

The Evolving Roles and Responsibilities of Health & Safety in 2022: What Next?

Health and Safety – evolution. Is ESG now falling under your remit? How are you tackling the psychological health of your workforce? What can be done to influence company culture when it comes to health & safety? Don’t miss the HSE, IOSH and BSI exploring your ever-changing health & safety...

New Class of Hydrogen Ship Design from C-Job

Hydrogen – fuel for the future! C-Job Naval Architects has designed a brand new class of liquid hydrogen tanker that will revolutionize the renewable energy market. The tanker concept, developed in partnership with LH2 Europe, is a critical element in realizing a green end-to-end liquid hydrogen...

UK: The EV transition: Do it once, do it right and do it for all

WOBO notes the activity relating to electrical vehicles.  In the UK, transport accounts for 27% of carbon emissions, representing the country’s largest emitting sector. The clean transport transition is vital to helping reach global net-zero and clean air ambitions, and the clock is ticking to...

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