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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.
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 CIOB, BSRIA, IHBC, CIAT, ECA and APM.
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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).
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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.
Features and news
Fropm practice to research and the business of materials.
Terms, histories, theories and practices.
Alteration and everything else before demolition.
And CIOB's response.
Presidential update from CIAT's Eddie Weir PCIAT.
Rates freeze, NI cuts, full expensing; early election?
Could this be a remedy for condensation, damp or mould?
Unlocking a Healthier Tomorrow
Call for ministerial group and National Retrofit Delivery Plan.
The Great Transformation 1860–1920. Book review.
Including the devolved governments, CIOB, ECA, APM and IHBC.
AT awards small to medium size project category winner.
Formal and informal adaptive re-use or new use of buildings.
Temperatures hit new highs, yet world fails to cut emissions (again).
No longer enforcing certain waste transfer documentation.
Winners reactions during the event at the Park Plaza Hotel.
An exciting opportunity for stakeholders to collaborate.
Report from the BSRIA Briefing 2023, Cleaner Air, Better Tomorrow.
Around the web
Shaping the Future of Global Climate Action, COP28.
Fire Protection, Enforcement and Placemaking & Design Codes CPD training experts sought.
The latest on second staircases and building safety.
NBS Digital Construction Report 2023 published.
Clearing the Air - Exploring IEQ Fundamentals.
Government seeks new contractor for Grenfell site.
Building Blocks to transform the built Environment, draft.
Launching Projects in Prism, Q&A with Roselyn Unegbu.
Hays Salary Guide 2024 published.
The rough sleeping season; donate, volunteer, or fundraise.
Industry reacts to Hunt’s Budget.
GGBS a limited and constrained emissions reducing resource.
CIAT's position statement on Principal Designer registration.
As the second highest producer of electronic waste per capita in the world
Loophole adds to ‘shameful’ rental conditions in England, says housing chief.
Volunteer Achievement Awards 2023, Winners Announced.
Building Safety Act and Building Regulations – What’s Changed?