Last edited 21 Apr 2022

Quick introduction to Designing Buildings

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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.

Find out more about who we are.

Who uses Designing Buildings?

The breakdown of our registered users is shown below:

Designers 30%
Other consultants 22%
Students 13%
Contractors 7%
Others 28%

Writing articles

Writing articles on Designing Buildings 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, 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.

You can create a profile about you and add it to the top of articles you write, so when people read about your subject, they also 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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