Fire Safety: High-rise residential buildings – Guidance has been released by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

WOBO thanks IFSEC GLOBAL for the link to the paper by Ron Alalouff. What information is required from responsible persons of occupied high-rise residential buildings? HSE releases initial guidance Initial guidance on the information those responsible for high-rise residential buildings need to make available has...

edie news: Latest Updates

WOBO thanks edie for the sample of their news updates. UK Government sets out plan to make smart EV charging ‘the norm’ by 2025 UPDATED: The UK Government has unveiled a new Electric Vehicle (EV) Smart Charging Plan, stating an ambition for smart charging to...

Australia: Code Updates and Developments for 2023

WOBO thanks the ABCB and their Chief Executive Gary Rake for the updates. Welcome to 2023! This is a significant year for the National Construction Code, with NCC 2022 commencing on 1 May 2023 and the modern homes provisions commencing in most jurisdictions from 1 October 2023. While the research, analysis and drafting of...

edie: Sustainable Development Goals – UN-Habitat

Effective planning is key to resource maximisation. From nature restoration to social equity: 7 top ESG trends to look out for in 2023 From the ongoing energy crisis to refreshed global commitment to act on biodiversity, it is clear that corporate sustainability will evolve again...

WSSET – Online Lecture and Conference 2023

WOBO thanks Celia Berry at WSSET for the updates and opportunities for members to participate. Online lecture I want to remind you about the next online lecture from WSSET which will be on Wednesday 1st February 2023 at 09:00 GMT in TEAMS. I have attached a poster...

Rockwool: Firestopping Standard Details Guide

WOBO thanks Rockwool for their ongoing support. The latest version of the ROCKWOOL Firestopping Standard Details Guide is now available. Updates to the guide include: Further information on composite panels, shaft walls, service supports, service separation and cable carriers Addition of spacings information to performance tables of...

Fire Safety Updates

WOBO thanks IFSEC GLOBAL for their latest updates. Concerns raised over increase in unsafe disposal of lithium-ion batteries Experts are warning that incorrect disposal is likely to lead to an increase in recycling plant fires. Just last month, CCTV footage showed a devastating fire in...

Energy Updates – Research Developments

Research and development will support energy available and sustainable use. Companies Sign MOU to Evaluate Camelina as a Feedstock Oil for Biofuel  Yield10 Bioscience, Inc., an agricultural bioscience company, has signed with Mitsubishi Corporation a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) to evaluate the establishment of a...

Energy Updates

It is essential to keep in touch with energy policies and scheme, proposals and delivery. World’s First Net Zero Transatlantic Flight to Fly From London in 2023  The first ever net zero transatlantic flight will take off from the UK next year as part of...

The Public Space Academy – Opportunities for online learning

WOBO thanks the Public Space Academy for their effective contribution at the UN-Habitat – 11th World Urban Forum and the opportunities for our members and fellow professionals to participate in development activities. The Public Space Academy is the first, free, interdisciplinary educational program aimed at...

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