Designing Buildings is the construction wiki. The only industry-wide, cross-discipline forum for finding and sharing knowledge about the planning, design, construction and operation of built assets.
It is the most popular construction industry website in the UK.
Designing Buildings is a free, open access site. Anyone can create articles about subjects they know and anyone can find articles about subjects they don’t.
It is supported by ICE, CIOB, BSRIA, IHBC, CIAT and ECA.
Write an article
You can write about any subject related to the construction industry, including research, publications, organisations, theories, news, products and practices. All we ask is that articles are factual (not adverts) and are encyclopaedic in style (not blog posts).
Sharing your knowledge is great for the industry, and it is also a great for you. You can add your profile to articles you write, so when people read about your subject they also find out about you.
To create an article:
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- Click the orange ‘Create an article’ button.
- Enter the name of your article.
- Write your article.
Want to keep up to date about what's new on the site and what's new in the industry?
Designing Buildings includes 6 microsites - mini wikis about specialist subjects. Created with our partners, they provide easy access to curated knowledge about particular aspects of the built environment:
We can create a microsite for you. It is a fast, low cost, low risk way to get a branded website that allows you to curate knowledge about your specialist subject.
Try Designing Buildings Wiki Anywhere to look up any industry term direct from any website when you are using the Firefox browser.
Just highlight what you want to find out about on any website and a box will pop up telling you all about it.
More than 20,000 industry terms have been explained. If an explanation of the term you are looking for does not exist you will be asked if you want to create it.
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