Last edited 22 Sep 2021

Quick introduction to designing buildings wiki

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Designing Buildings Wiki is the construction industry knowledge base, used by 8.5 million people a year to share articles about products, services, processes and best practice. Our users are construction professionals looking for knowledge to help them in their work.

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Supported by leading industry organisations; ICE, CIOB, CIAT, ECA, IHBC and BSRIA, Designing Buildings Wiki offers 12,000 cross-discipline articles and is used by more than 35,000 people a day, making it one of the most popular construction industry websites.

Find out more about who we are.

Who uses Designing Buildings Wiki?

The breakdown of our registered users is shown below:

Designers 31%
Other consultants 24%
Students 14%
Contractors 7%
Others 24%

Writing articles

Writing articles on Designing Buildings Wiki is good for the industry, and it's a great way to promote you and your business.

You can write about any subject related to the construction industry, including research, publications, organisations, theories, products, practices and so on. 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.

You can add your profile to the top of articles you write, so people can find out about you. Learn more about profiles.

To create an article:

  • Log in or register (click on the link at the top of the screen).
  • Click the orange ‘Create an article’ button.
  • Enter the name of your article.
  • Type your article from scratch, or paste it from another application.
  • Click the ‘insert signature’ button to add your profile to the top of your article.

Find out more about how to create an article.

Make a few edits to our test article to find out how easy it is.

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