Boosting productivity in the built environment

WOBO recognises the need to reinvigorate construction and boost productivity. In its National Infrastructure Strategy, the UK Government set out to “deliver an infrastructure revolution: a radical improvement in the quality of the UK’s infrastructure”. Key to this is tackling Covid-19 recovery and building future...

UN Habitat: 2020 Urban October Report

WOBO Governor Omkar N. Channan, as part of the link with the UN-Habitat, is pleased to provide you with the opportunity to download their Urban October Report. Urban October is an opportunity for everyone to be part of the conversation about the challenges and opportunities created...

CIOB Code of Quality Management

Quality Management a key to compliance. The CIOB is committed to promoting best practice and providing improved education and training for the construction industry. Did you know that the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) has established a Code of Quality Management?. The code aims to raise...

British Standards: Access the Standards

British Standards – free demonstration! Working across different disciplines within your business, means that you need to ensure that everyone who needs standards has access to them. Standards from different bodies can make this hard and costly. Manage your standards with British Standards Online Library (BSOL),...

Joint Code of Practice for Fire Prevention on Construction Sites

Fire – prevention is better than cure! FREE (formerly £25)! – Joint Code of Practice for Fire Prevention on Construction Sites – 9th Edition – RISCAuthority is pleased to announce that, in association with Construction Industry Publications Limited (CIP) and the Contractors Legal Group, we...

ICC: Standard for Off-site Construction: Planning, Design, Fabrication and Assembly

Offsite construction – a focus for the future!! The International Code Council and Modular Building Institute release the first American National Standards on Off-Site Construction planning, design, fabrication, assembly and inspection and regulatory compliance. PDFs of ICC/MBI Standards 1200 & 1205 available now. -ICC/MBI 1200-2021 Standard for Off-site Construction:...

Safety case principles for high-rise residential buildings

WOBO thanks Peter Baker, Chief Inspector of Buildings for his update in respect of high rise residential buildings. The Building Safety Bill is making its way through Parliament. As it passes, we will get a clearer idea of what it might mean to the building...

Shelter Projects 8th edition!

WOBO, as part of its support for the UN-Habitat, is pleased to provide the link to the latest Shelter Projects. This is the eighth edition in the series of  publications that started 13 years ago, contributing to a total repository of nearly 300 project case studies and...

Australia: Fire Engineering Guidelines 2021

WOBO appreciates the guide towards consistency and Fire Safety. The Australian Fire Engineering Guide (AFEG) has been developed by a team of specialist fire engineers (FE). The AFEG is part of the National Construction Code (NCC) support documents, and provides a guideline that meets the...

Australian Building Codes Board: 2021 NCC Seminar videos are now available

WOBO thanks the ABCB for the opportunity for members and fellow professionals to review their seminar videos. Watch their free videos on key topics from the 2021 NCC Seminars. Check out their 2021 Seminar videos available now on the YouTube Channel or their resource library....

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