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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.
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 CIOB, BSRIA, IHBC, CIAT, ECA and APM.
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:
- Log in or register.
- Click the orange ‘Create an article’ button.
- Enter the name of your article.
- Write your article.
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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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Sustainable urban drainage systems SUDS
Shedding some light on the new Building Regulations.
Interview with historic built environment surveyor.
Upgraded membership category now requires assessment.
Temperature in buildings, explained on DB
Main barrier to entering the profession, new study reveals.
On Levelling-Up and Regeneration Bill.
Over 70 managers and organisations shortlisted for the 14 awards.
From biometric to electrical current, chemical and more.
Changes are due to come into force on 1st October 2022.
Heed advice and insight of this report IPA tells the government.
From the Commonwealth Association of Architects.
Sustainable urban drainage systems SUDS
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Victorian Society’s Welsh Heritage Day, Cardiff.
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Construction employees and the cost of living crisis.
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New carbon-negative micro-grid in Manchester.
Welsh Parliament Consultation on decarbonisation of housing.