IHBC NewsBlog readers’ update from DBW on ‘Building People’: Focus on ‘diversity, skills, careers and social value’

Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW) – host platform for the IHBC’s Conservation Wiki as well as the ‘construction industry knowledge base’ – has developed a microsite focused on diversity, skills, careers and social value to help ‘make construction and the built environment less fragmented’, introduced here by DBW lead Gregor Harvie.

…join the dots across diversity, skills and social value…

Gregor Harvie writes:

Earlier this year, we began a partnership with Building People, helping join the dots across diversity, skills and social value, in an attempt to make construction and the built environment less fragmented.

Building People brings together diverse and innovative audiences to widen the talent pool and address industry skills challenges. They have developed a free-to-use prototype platform, which aggregates and integrates with industry-wide activity, enabling people to find employers, opportunities and resources, and employers to engage with a more diverse range of talent. A key part of the platform is the partnership with Designing Buildings Wiki which has created a microsite focused on diversity and inclusion, skills and careers, and social value. https://www.designingbuildings.co.uk/wiki/People_wiki

This microsite forms the ‘content’ element of the platform that goes alongside a directory of organisations that provide built environment work, learning and/or careers opportunities, an e-mentoring service, a directory of events and learning activities, and a listing of work vacancies.

Building People are launching their prototype site this week at UK Construction Week. If you would like to join the launch, details are here

They are also launching a crowdfunding campaign to ensure the not-for-profit platform remains a free and lean ‘aggregating and connecting’ service to the user, supported by industry on an ongoing basis.

If you would like to find out more, or to explore opportunities for collaboration please contact Rebecca Lovelace at rebecca.lovelace@buildingpeople.org.uk

See links and more at www.designingbuildings.co.uk

See links to this and other DBW micro-sites – including Conservation wiki

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