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Whether you’re a developer, consultant, contractor, client or supplier, you’ll have noticed projects are becoming more integrated. Gone are the days of clearly-delineated roles, reliance on a few well-known materials and straight-forward, single-stage procurement. In today’s world, project teams collaborate, suppliers design, contractors manage; we partner, we co-ordinate, we work together on one joint design. Now more than ever, we need to be able to see beyond our own disciplines.
To work effectively as one industry we need to break out of our silos, pool our knowledge and share best practice. Designing Buildings Wiki is the only industry-wide, cross-discipline forum for finding and sharing information. Anyone can create articles about subjects they know and anyone can find articles about subjects they don’t.
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