Simultaneous Evacuation Strategies in Purpose-built Blocks of Flats

Fire safety is a permanent feature of building design and WOBO is pleased to provide an opportunity to review current initiatives and participate in free online training through Fire Risk Consultancy. The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) has updated guidance on simultaneous evacuation from blocks...

Investigating Evacuation Behaviour in Retirement Facilities: Case Studies from New Zealand

In considering the evacuation, in the event of a fire occurring, of both new and existing buildings it is essential that professionals reflect on the demographic changes taking place within the global context.  Abstract Ageing populations are generating new challenges for the safe design of...

ICC Codes and Standards

WOBO has been provided with a link to enable members and fellow professionals a free 14 day trial of the ICC Digital Codes Premium . Make Premium Complete Yours Subscribe to Premium Complete and unlock all codes, standards and features to work faster, navigate smarter,...

Utility Week: The Green Recovery

Go for Green – The Green Recovery report provides an update in terms of both green investment, recovery and protection of the environment. Politicians and business leaders want the country to deliver a green revolution, create jobs and boost the economy. As part of its...

bsi. Standards e-Conference and Awards 17 – 19 November 2020

WOBO is pleased to announce the opportunity to register free for this event and broaden your knowledge in respect of the British Standards Institute; “World of Standards and the Knowledge Market Place”. We’re pleased to announce that the next Standards e-Conference and Awards will be a 3...

European BIM Summit 19 November 2020

WOBO members and fellow professionals have the opportunity to join the european BIM Summit international online congress and participate with world experts. The European BIM Summit online or EBS+ will take place on November 19. This is the international summit on BIM methodology, with the best world experts: 4 keynote speakers, 9...

Professional development: SHP Webinar Wednesdays

WOBO members and fellow professionals are given the opportunity to register for free webinars offered by Safety and Health Practitioner (SHP) SHP Webinar Wednesdays Health and safety guidelines are changing constantly so it’s important to stay informed about the key issues shaping the health and...

Energy: Concensus through collaboration

WOBO recognises the work carried out by Elmhurst Energy and supports the need for consensus in the rating of properties and their energy performance. A long-running debate between different groups of green housebuilding experts seems to be reaching a creative conclusion, says Stuart Fairlie, Technical...

Construction Site Evacuation Safety evacuation strategies for tall construction sites

The process of construction is a “risky” business – WOBO was pleased to receive details of the work carried out by the Fire Safety Engineering Group, University of Greenwich, sponsored by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (iosh) in respect of “Construction Site Evacuation...

England and Wales: Improving the energy performance of privately rented homes

WOBO members and fellow professionals are encouraged to review the proposals for “Improving the energy performance of privately rented homes” and submit their observations prior to the closing date 30 December 2020. Consultation description The government has committed to upgrade as many private rented sector...

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