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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.
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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).
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.
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- Click the orange ‘Create an article’ button.
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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.
Features and news
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.
For the Levelling Up, Housing & Communities Committee.
BSRIA's Technical Director reflects on recent weather patterns.
A national valuation to fund old-age pensions.
The world’s largest Commonwealth memorial to the missing.
Long after the end of the defects liability period.
Occupant satisfaction and wellbeing in buildings.
From the simple to the complex.
And the UK Government guidelines.
Commitment agreed to by major built environment bodies.
Electrical skills, low carbon, high-tech and the building services revolution.
Ultra-deep drilling with millimeter-wave beam technology.
Looking at the built environment from space.
BSI standards 8671, 8672 and 8673.
Bringing life to burial grounds.
From failed modernism to twenty-minute neighbourhoods.
The gates process and change control.
Around the web
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Construction employees and the cost of living crisis.
NE businesses incentivised to go low-carbon
IHBC Toolbox Guidance Note: Using S.19 on amendments to LBC
Survey seeks insight into roof ladder use.
Government consults on charges for Building Safety Regulator’s services
New carbon-negative micro-grid in Manchester.
Welsh Parliament Consultation on decarbonisation of housing.
Smart Risk Management webinar.
Are team away days useful in construction?
New green heat grants available.
Planning needed for Culloden storage units.
Scotland to ban fossil fuel boilers.
CIAT's aspirATion Group opportunities.
PMO wisdom interview with Andrew Wall, Summer 2022.
MIT create 3D scan of Rio de Janeiro’s largest favela.
Stirling shortlist "promotes architecture that pollutes the planet" claims ACAN.
BIM Coordinators Summit 2022, summer special discount.
Kier trials air-purifying paint.
US utility plans $13bn windfarm for South China Sea, says Vietnam.
ECS gold card milestone
A 'materials transition’ and net-zero.
Fire safety disputes: what does the Mulalley ruling tell us?
China plans $148bn bailout for developers as mortgage boycott grows
The new holy grail: data driving design for constructability.