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Last edited 03 Mar 2022
Why write an article
Designing Buildings is a wiki site that was created in 2012 to put all construction industry knowledge in one place and make it available for free. Anyone can create articles about subjects they know and anyone can find articles about subjects they don’t.
Designing Buildings Wiki is now the UK's most popular construction industry website.
Why should you write an article?
As well as being good for the industry, writing an article is a great way of securing profile in your subject area. Just add your user signature at the bottom of articles you write, and your details will automatically appear at the top, linked to your website - like our details do at the top of this article.
If an article already exists, and you significantly develop it, you can still add your signature, even though you didn't create it. See user signature for more information.
Designing Buildings isn’t just a collection of isolated articles, it is an integrated knowledge base. Every phrase in every article that matches the title of another article automatically links to it. So if you write an article about ‘planning permission’ every other article that mentions planning permission will link to it. So not only will your article be found by people that are looking for it, but also by people that are reading something else and come across it.
Writing an article needn’t take much effort. You’ve already written lots of documents that would make great articles - definitions and explanations for bid documents and planning applications, research for clients, conference papers and lectures, dissertations and theses. Don’t leave them to gather dust on your hard drive - put them to work.
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Or why not just have a practice by editing our test article.
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