International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)

WOBO members and fellow professionals are invited to comment on the ICC International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)  Public Comment Period on IECC   On December 16, the International Code Council Board of Directors met to discuss the future of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)....

HSE UK: Updates on the new Building Safety Regulator

The UK is under major review in respect of codes and their application.  This is an opportunity to keep in touch with developments. Get updates on the new Building Safety Regulator HSE is working to establish the first ever Building Safety Regulator (BSR) to ensure...

HSE: Ventilation and air conditioning during the pandemic

A reminder that an adequate supply of fresh air in the workplace is essential.  Ventilation and air conditioning during the pandemic The law requiring employers to ensure an adequate supply of fresh air in the workplace has not changed during the pandemic. Good ventilation, together...

Germany: Preventative Fire Protection

WOBO thanks Andre Gesellchen of FeuerTrutz International for the opportunity to review their current activities and to read their newsletter about preventative fire protection. Just in time for the end of the year, the annual issue of FeuerTrutz international is published today – you can read...

Bsi: Decarbonize transport: achieve zero-emission vehicles

WOBO recognises the embedded energy within product manufacture and delivery to and incorporation within the built environment, Bsi provide an opportunity to review the reduction of embedded energy within the transporation arena.  Join our FREE webinar in January on delivering zero-emission transport As part of BSI’s Net...

Presidents page – Paul Myers December 2020

Paul Myers provides an update for December 2020 in the activities of WOBO within the global context. The goals of WOBO can be supported through the promotion, development and delivery of Building Codes, Regulations and Standards. Communications should be addressed to the WOBO Secretariat; mdabdoub@wobo-un.org Presidents...

RICS: Developing a global standard for fire reporting

Fire is a universal risk impacting on all societies, economies and geographies.  The cost to people, property, business and the environment are enormous.  The RICS have recently published an insight paper on improving fire reporting see https://bit.ly/3naHVi2 Highlighting that we do not have accurate data of how many...

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