Jobs opportunities within the clean energy public sector

WOBO thanks CINEA – CLEAN – ENERGY for the link to their latest newsletter. The European Clean Energy Newsletter provides an update in respect of new funding and projects linked to energy research and employment within their EU activities – a great opportunity to broaden...

ROCKWOOL Sustainability Report 2021

WOBO appreciates the information provided by ROCKWOOL. Resilient by nature At ROCKWOOL Group, sustainability is at our core. Our business strategy is driven by a passion for converting sustainable development challenges into business opportunities, through innovative products, solutions and partnerships. We just released our 2021...

International Code Council and IBQC announce the release of Good Practice Inspector Guidelines

WOBO recognises the need for “location effective” site inspection regimes. Washington, D.C. – The International Code Council and the International Building Quality Centre (IBQC) announced the release of the latest in a series of good practice building regulation documents published by the IBQC. The document, Good...

CROSS-UK Newsletter 63

WOBO thanks CROSS-UK for the link to their most informative document. CROSS-UK Newsletter 63 has been published and includes expert comments on fire and structural safety reports.   Concerns about punching shear in a flat slab Misleading fire rating on hatches Steel truss failure during...

Safety Alert – The management of design related risks

Safety – risk management is key! This alert is aimed at structural, civil and fire engineers. Significant, and tragic, failures involving structures continue to occur: fires in apartment blocks in Milan, London and Taiwan, and structural collapses in Florida and Nigeria being recent examples. This paper...

Barbour: Legislative update and support

WOBO thanks Barbour for all their support during 2021 and looks forward to maintaining the link during 2022. Welcome to the December edition of our monthly Barbour newsletter! We hope that you’re winding down for the festive period and that you get to take a...

Elmhurst Energy: “Energy Matters Magazine”

Elmhurst Energy provides an opportunity to subscribe to their energy updates! 𝐄𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐠𝐲 𝐌𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐬 is out now… From the Future of Energy Efficiency and Building Regs…to developments in the Air Con sector; from Scotland’s Heat in Buildings Strategy…to Non-Domestic Retrofit; from Competency Schemes…to Retrofit Evaluation, it...

Annual global snapshot of the construction sector

WOBO appreciates the report links to the UN Environment Programme. The Global Status Report for Buildings and Construction provides an annual snapshot of the progress of the buildings and construction sector on a global scale and reviews the status of policies, finance, technologies and solutions...

HSE: Work safely in confined spaces

Safety is essential – work to the code! Do you know the definition of a confined space? A confined space is a place which is substantially enclosed (though not always entirely), and where serious injury can occur from hazardous substances or conditions within the space...

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...

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