The Architect's Guide to Writing: For Design and Construction Professionals

The Architect's Guide to Writing: For Design and Construction Professionals

by Bill Schmalz




Finally, a book designed specifically to help architects, designers, engineers, and contractors improve their writing skills. The author, Bill Schmalz, AIA, CSI, is a practicing licensed architect and a principal with the firm Perkins+Will. He understands the types of documents that design and construction professionals routinely write and edit, and he knows how they can do it better. Using examples that an architect will understand, the book deals clearly—and, the author hopes, sometimes humorously—with design and construction professionals’ most common writing problems.  

Some of the book’s chapters:
·"The Slippery Sidewalk of Grammar"
·"Verb Irregularities"
·"Handle These Words with Care"
·"The Punctuation Toolbox"
·"Developing a Lean Writing Style"
·"Writing Internationally"
·"Editing Your Draft"
·"The Right Look"
·"Facing the Blank Screen"

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781864705720
Publisher: Images Publishing Dist Ac
Publication date: 09/15/2014
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Bill Schmalz, AIA, is a principal in the Los Angeles office of Perkins+Will. Since joining the firm in 1980, he has led teams on a wide variety of project types, including healthcare, education, research, transportation, and commercial. His expertise is in contract documentation, contract administration, and construction cost management. In addition, he has been teaching writing classes to the firm's project architects since 2009.

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