- When searching through webpages, this site search engine searches for the exact word or phrase that you enter (eg, 'building,' 'information for designers'). Content with the most occurences of the exact phrase will appear highest in the search ranking. Content containing only partial matches of the phrase is excluded from search results.
- The search does not give a higher ranking to webpages that are heavily visited by users.
Searching PDFs and other downloadable files
- A lot of the information in this website is available in PDF. Some information is currently available in PDF only. In search results, PDF files are indicated by the icon.
- This site search does not automatically include PDF files in search results. To include PDFs in your search, check the 'Downloadable files' box on the advanced search page.
- When searching through PDFs and other downloadable files, this site search engine gives a higher ranking to content with the most occurences of the exact phrase. Content containing only partial matches of the phrase appears lower down the search results.
- Unlike when searching webpages, the site search gives a higher ranking to PDFs that are downloaded heavily by users.
Searching archived content
The site search will not search through archived content unless the 'Archived content' check box on the advanced search page is checked.
The following content is archived.
Other ways of searching content
- Use the Building A-Z and Tenancy A-Z for finding introductory information on a subject, and following the links to more detailed content elsewhere in the site.
- The site map shows the higher level structure of information on this website.