Designing Buildings Wiki is a free, cross-discipline knowledge base for the construction industry covering everything from property development and design to construction and operation. It is used by 10,000 people a day, helping to educate, spread best practice, promote innovation and prevent mistakes.
We collaborate with academics to help share lecture notes, research papers, abstracts and any other knowledge-based content.
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To create an article, just register and create your profile. Then click the orange 'Create an article' button.
You will be asked to check whether the article already exists, and if it doesn't, you will be asked if you want to create it.
You can then type your article from scratch or you can paste it from another application.
Adding your profile to your articles
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Then save the article.
What sort of content is acceptable
You can write about any subject related to the construction industry, but articles should be factual, not promotional. You can include as much promotional material as you like on your profile page, but not in articles. Your writing style should be 'encyclopaedic' rather than 'bloggy'. See our Quick Style Guide for more information.
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