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Last edited 04 Jan 2023
Quick introduction to Designing Buildings
Designing Buildings is the construction wiki.
Supported by leading industry organisations; ICE, CIOB, CIAT, ECA, IHBC, APM and BSRIA, Designing Buildings offers free access to 14,500 cross-discipline articles about the planning, design, construction and operation of built assets.
It is used by more than 8 million unique users a year to find and share knowledge, making it the most popular construction industry website in the UK.
Who uses Designing Buildings?
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You can write about any subject related to the construction industry, including research, guidance, publications, organisations, theories, products, practices, projects and news. All we ask is that articles are factual (not adverts) and are encyclopaedic in style (not blog posts) - click here to find out more about our editorial policy.
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