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Whether you’re a developer, consultant, contractor, client or supplier, you’ll have noticed projects are becoming more integrated. Gone are the days of clearly-delineated roles, reliance on a few well-known materials and straight-forward, single-stage procurement. In today’s world, project teams collaborate, suppliers design, contractors manage; we partner, we co-ordinate, we work together on one joint design. Now more than ever, we need to be able to see beyond our own disciplines.
To work effectively as one industry we need to break out of our silos, pool our knowledge and share best practice. Designing Buildings Wiki is the only industry-wide, cross-discipline forum for finding and sharing information. Anyone can create articles about subjects they know and anyone can find articles about subjects they don’t.
Why should you write an article?
It’s simple. Write an article about your specialist subject, go to the end of your article and click ‘insert signature’ and a link will appear taking readers to your ‘page about me’. So when people look for information about your subject – they will also find out about you.
It needn’t take much effort. You’ve already written lots of documents that would make great articles - explanations for bid documents and planning applications, research for clients, conference papers and lectures, dissertations and theses. Don’t leave them to gather dust on your hard drive, put them on Designing Buildings Wiki and make them work for you.
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