Technical information on construction products and services Guide to presentation
|Standard number:||BS 4940-3:1994|
|ISBN:||0 580 22270 5|
This standard BS 4940-3:1994 Technical information on construction products and services is classified in these ICS categories:
- 91.100.01 Construction materials in general
- 01.110 Technical product documentation
This Part of BS 4940 gives guidance on the presentation of technical publications for products and services in the construction industry. It describes the principles that should be followed in designing the format and layout of documents and makes recommendations on binding, colour, illustrations and typefaces.
This Part of BS 4940 is intended to provide an introduction to the presentation of technical information for those who commission writers and designers. It will also fulfil a number of other purposes including providing guidance to those writers and designers who are preparing documents on construction products and services but who are not familiar with the needs and conventions of the construction industry.
BS 4940 : Part 1 : 1994 is intended for those who have overall responsibility for an organization’s publications policy; it deals with the preparation of the brief for technical publications and with the appointment of a Project Leader and Project Team to implement the brief. It also covers the commissioning of technical writers and designers.
BS 4940 : Part 2 : 1994 is intended for those concerned with the content and structure of technical information. It deals with the information that different types of document should contain and with the arrangement of that information under preferred headings. Part 2 also refers to copyright, foreign languages, standard units of measurement and classification and filing.
Recommendation on format of technical publications, binding, use of colour, illustrations and typefaces.