Invenergy Announces Largest Solar Project in the U.S.

Sustainable energy solutions – wired up to solar. Invenergy, a leading privately-held global developer and operator of sustainable energy solutions, has announced a 1,310-MW solar energy generation facility that will be the largest in the United States upon completion. Currently under construction in northeast Texas,...

Australian Building Codes Board: National Model Code of Conduct for Building Surveyors released

Building Code Officials are always under scrutiny – Australia sets out their expectations. The Model Code sets out the minimum expectations of building surveyors performing statutory functions. At their November 2020 meeting, Building Ministers agreed to release the National Model Code of Conduct for Building...

Getting to Grips with Methane

Governor David Gibson would like to introduce you to the Waste Management World.  Welcome to the November/December issue. Being a “Waste to Energy Special Edition” Edition, we take a look at some sustainable projects aiming to reduce emissions caused by landfilling while recovering energy through...

ICC: 2020 year review

The International Code Council provides a review of 2020. This year, the world faced major challenges that have made us rethink the ways in which we’ve operated our daily lives. As we reflect on what has been an eventful year, the adaptability and resiliency displayed...

HSE Britain: Dangers of working from height

WOBO recognises that accidents happen but as professionals can we prevent them? Falls from height were the cause of most work-related fatalities in Britain during 2019/20. The latest annual figures (2019/20) revealed that 29 workers were killed in a fall from height last year. Visit our working...

United Nations: Special Address of the Secretary-General on the State of the Planet

WOBO Governor Omkar Channan has received notification of a special address by the Secretary General of the United Nations. The United Nations reach out today to share with you details about some very important upcoming climate action milestones. They would be very grateful for your...

Australian Building Codes Board: A new look for NCC 2022

As part of the Australian Building Codes Board’s (ABCB) commitment to delivering a National Construction Code (NCC) that is user-friendly and modern, important changes are being implemented for the 2022 edition of the code. In moving from what was historically a print-based publication, to what...

Presidents page – Paul Myers November 2020

Paul Myers provides an update for November 2020 in the activities of WOBO within the global context. The goals of WOBO can be supported through the promotion, development and delivery of Building Codes, Regulations and Standards. Communications should be addressed to the WOBO Secretariat; mdabdoub@wobo-un.org...

Building For Tomorrow: 23-25 March 2021.

2021 sees the 30 year anniversary of Building For Tomorrow – National House Building Council. DATE FOR YOUR DIARY – 23-25 March 2021. Building For Tomorrow is launching in a completely new virtual format. With expert-led sessions this is an opportunity to learn, discover and...

Talking about technology – Deploying mass timber projects with digital systems

The Tallhouse, as a catalog of systems, is intended to accelerate and derisk the adoption of easily digitized and sustainable materials.  The ICC BSJ Weekly provided an insight into the work carried out by Generate LLC. Architectural technology company Generate LLC has developed Tallhouse, an adaptable...

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