Launching Designing Buildings Wiki
Designing Buildings Wiki is a free online service providing a forum for everyone involved in the building design process to share their knowledge and to build an industry wide consensus about how things should be done.
As an open access wiki site, it is written by its users, for its users. So if you don't like what you see, you can change it. If you don't see what you want you can add it. The more people that contribute to the site, the more accurate, comprehensive and successful it will be. Designing Buildings Wiki offers:
- Simple, accessible and free-to-use guidance for every stage of the design process,
- Advice for clients in the very early stages of projects.
- Model plans for commonly used procurement routes.
- Comprehensive information about regulations such as planning permission, building regulations, health and safety and European procurement rules.
- Clear, up-to-date information about procedures such as appointments, design reviews and government gateways.
- Descriptions of roles and responsibilities for all involved in the design process.
The site is designed to be of particular use to building clients, students, academics, newly-qualified professionals and small practices, but it also offers a shop window for professionals with specialist knowledge.
The site has been kick-started with 350 articles written by Designing Buildings Limited, along with some high-profile invited contributors
Featured articles and news
Read about RSHP's British Museum extension which has been shortlisted for the 2017 Stirling Prize.
Read our introductory article to building a house extension.
More updates from DCMS about the large-scale testing of cladding systems and the number of buildings affected.
UandI secure resolution to grant planning consent for major new regeneration project.
IHBC article considers how heritage is dealt with when infrastructure schemes are authorised.
It was the tallest structure in the world for 3,800 years, but to this day the exact construction techniques are a mystery.
Shortlist for the industry's most coveted award announced.
Government responds to Mark Farmer's review of industry, rejecting the call for a levy on clients.
Peter Hansford to examine what wider lessons can be learned from the fire.
Every project is subject to uncertainty. How can construction better understand uncertainty for performance improvement?
MAD Architects reveal their designs for a futuristic campus for electric car manufacturer.
Homebuyers could borrow more with better forecasting of energy bills, according to industry consortium's new report.
Read our introductory article on carbon capture and storage.