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...

WOBO – President Page May 2022

President Paul Myers is pleased to provide an update in  respect of activities and WOBO’s participation in the WSSET Conference scheduled for August 2022. WOBO letter – Presidents- Governors page May 2022...

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....

ICC: Get test-ready with I-Code Study Tools

WOBO appreciates the development support provided by ICC. Study Companions and FlashCards can help you with exam prep or everyday code application. Get a Combo or Study Pack and SAVE! Study Companions are comprehensive guides containing practical learning assignments and hundreds of practice questions. Illustrations and...

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...

ICC Annual Conference 2022 , Hearings and Expo (September 11-20)

WOBO thanks ICC for the link to their annual conference. The 2022 ICC Annual Conference is scheduled to take place at the Kentucky International Convention Centre and will provide ample opportunity for development and global networking. Registration Now Open 2022 ICC Annual Conference, Hearings and Expo September...

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...

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