Designing Buildings is the construction wiki. The only industry-wide, cross-discipline forum for finding and sharing knowledge about the planning, design, construction and operation of built assets.
It is the most popular construction industry website in the UK.
Designing Buildings is a free, open access site. Anyone can create articles about subjects they know and anyone can find articles about subjects they don’t.
It is supported by ICE, CIOB, BSRIA, IHBC, CIAT and ECA.
Write an article
You can write about any subject related to the construction industry, including research, publications, organisations, theories, news, products and practices. All we ask is that articles are factual (not adverts) and are encyclopaedic in style (not blog posts).
Sharing your knowledge is great for the industry, and it is also a great for you. You can add your profile to articles you write, so when people read about your subject they also find out about you.
To create an article:
- Click the orange ‘
- Enter the name of your article.
- Write your article.
Want to keep up to date about what's new on the site and what's new in the industry?
Designing Buildings includes 6 microsites - mini wikis about specialist subjects. Created with our partners, they provide easy access to curated knowledge about particular aspects of the built environment:
We can create a microsite for you. It is a fast, low cost, low risk way to get a branded website that allows you to curate knowledge about your specialist subject.
Just highlight what you want to find out about on any website and a box will pop up telling you all about it.
More than 20,000 industry terms have been explained. If an explanation of the term you are looking for does not exist you will be asked if you want to create it.
Features and news
Proposed by a Part Z of the Building Regulations.
BSRIA on the University of East Anglia Enterprise Centre.
2022 is now open for entries
BIM or not, we want to hear from built environment people
A summary of the IPCC report and the possibilities for cities
With links to the many related articles available on DB
CIAT assist by seeking member contributions
And looking for celebratory ideas.
1500% increases for some firms. Have your say !
World Autism Day & Awareness week
The mushrooming middle or architectural determinism? Book review.
Too dry in droughts and too prone to flood in the rainy season.
Online launch and QA event April 7th
In and for Manchester. Launching in April.
Help to update and share core product knowledge freely
A vision and know where you want to go, just make a start
The Centre for Digital Built Britain's 5 year milestone
Achieving efficiency through systems integration
Themes open to both members and non-members
Around the web
Construction pallet charter, recycling and collection
Why don’t we care more about biodiversity?
Indoor air quality and ventilation in non-domestic
Circular economy and net-zero, Ellen MacArthur
Funding secured for UK plasterboard alternative
NEC4, Climate and the X29 secondary option
Information management contract launched
A Century of England from the air in new map.
Updated report and tools now available .
'Inspiring access to energy' achieves funding
Biogas a solution with a wide appeal
making sustainable products the norm
$130 trillion / 450+ committed to net zero
40°C+ and the Conger ice-shelf is lost
UK made OSB with zero-added formaldehyde.
Designers rally to help Ukrainian refugees find work
Vision and action plan for EV charging infrastructure
Climate-Smart Studs Made of Paper: Wood Tube
Open API's hit 500,000 downloads