Construction and Engineering News

WOBO appreciates the articles provided across the construction and engineering sector for our members and fellow professionals to keep abreast of developments.

Could standards be slowing down innovation in the construction industry?

Standards have a vital role in underpinning safety and performance across the built environment. So how can we ensure that they allow the introduction of vital new materials to fight climate change?  Read our latest blog now



October will see the next in our series of updates on the Building Safety Act. With the Building Safety Regulator now active, how is adoption of the Act progressing?  Register here


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Unlocking FABDEM+: The new standard for globally consistent and accurate digital elevation models

Our Global Terrain Dataset is the foundation that underpins our Global Flood Map and regional models. To find out more about the components and methods behind Fathom’s products, check out our interactive explainer of Fathom’s Product Stack.

Join us as we launch the next evolution in global elevation mapping: FABDEM+. By blending together thousands of datasources, FABDEM+ unlocks a new era of high-resolution, globally consistent terrain data. ​​

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£6.7M fine following fatal train crash

A LONDON-based rail company has been fined £6.7M for health and safety failings which led to a train derailment and the tragic loss of three lives.

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