Accession Number : ADA113379

Title :   Preparing and Communicating Habitability Design Information.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Brauer,Roger L ; Groesbeck,Kim ; McNeilly,Cynthia

PDF Url : ADA113379

Report Date : Jan 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 94

Abstract : Design information is prepared by many organizations to provide a basis for quality control, standardization, and cost containment in constructed facilities. Usually, this information is used by many people other than designers to evaluate existing facilities, plan renovations or new construction projects, define detailed requirements, or design a project. This report discusses a method for developing habitability design information and communicating it effectively to help insure that it is used. The procedure explains how to manage the process of developing habitability design information, including planning a document, collecting and evaluating resource materials, and writing and formatting habitability design information. Information needs of typical readers are defined, and many examples, including important format features, are provided to assist the readers. Principles of writing habitability design information documents are summarized. (Author)

Descriptors :   Technical writing, *Information transfer, *Structural engineering, Instructions, Formats, Habitability, User needs, Construction, Facilities, Judgement(Psychology), Decision making, Planning, Quality control, Standards, Cost effectiveness, Management

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE