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
One of the largest churches in the world, the monumental St. Peter's Basilica.
How thermal comfort is quantified and how it can affect wellbeing.
Snøhetta complete a treehouse cabin that allows guests to lie beneath the Northern Lights.
Christiania is an anarchist 'freetown' in Copenhagen where strange and experimental architecture has flourished.
“UK waste data needs improving” say BRE specialists, in this summary of their report into construction waste.
UandI announce new joint venture with US developer to work on office refurbishment projects.
BSRIA give critical response to Theresa May's speech on leaving the EU.
Why buildings crack, how cracks are categorised and what can be done.
Inaugurated last week, the new Elbphilharmonie concert venue; a soaring new addition to Hamburg's skyline.
Summary of a new ICE Transport journal which says improving transport infrastructure is essential to eradicating global poverty.
BRE look at a new government report into the accuracy of heat meters.