Technical Report Writing

For Construction and Engineering Professionals

Overview:

In all technical and engineering related fields, there is a very real need for people to write reports that can be clearly understood by all the role players, in order for the people and organizations concerned (including company employees, clients and anyone else who may be involved in the project or transaction), to make the best possible decisions. This is equally true for professionals in any technical sector, where it is often a challenge for people to transfer their assessments and findings to paper, and a challenge to present the report fluently and effectively. This is the prime objective of this course.

Who is For?

Construction Program Managers, Construction Project Managers, Construction Site Managers, Engineers, Architects, Quantity Surveyors, Principle agents, Consultants, Contractors, Client representatives, Project planners, Office administrators and Anybody involved in planning and managing construction projects will certainly benefit from attending this training webinar.

Date:

24-25 July 2023

Time:

8:30 – 16:30

Points:

2 CPD Points ECSA

Fees:

R5490 ex VAT- Early Bird
R5999 ex VAT- Standard

Course objectives:

  • This Technical Report Writing course will teach technical professionals how to write professional technical reports in a way that will be clearly understood by technical and non technical readers alike, to ensure the maximum impact for them and their businesses. The course starts off by building up from the ‘foundations’ of language, in terms of how to improve ‘readability’ and understanding by the readers for the best results. It teaches how to write good sentences and paragraphs.
  • Once the fundamentals of language have been covered through both theory and practical activities and exercises, it then covers how to write in the technical domain. It also teaches technical professionals how to write persuasively and how to write for specific audiences to get the best results.
  • Writing great technical reports is a major challenge for many people, but presenting the report can be equally challenging. As a result, this course covers very practical tips on how technical professionals can prepare really professional presentations, plus on how to do interesting and engaging verbal presentations to their audiences.
  • This two day course is very interactive, and the results are achieved through step by step increments of both theory and practical activities, giving the participants real first hand practice through out the course to dramatically improve their Technical Report Writing. It allows them to assess their own levels of competence, which creates a huge ‘buy in’ from participants to learn as much as they can and participate willingly in all the learning activities. As a result, this two day Technical Report Writing course has been highly acclaimed in all the countries where it has been offered.

About:

This course is a 2-day online course course about
Technical Report Writing Training For Construction and Engineering Professionals

Presented by, Les Wiggill

Accredited with ECSA- 2 CPD Points

Catering by UBER EATS- Meal Vouchers Daily

Session 1

Course outline.

– Introduction to the Technical Report Writing course
– Outcomes
– The purpose of Technical Reports
– The importance of Readability
– Pre assessment Exercise
– The Fog Index
– The Fog Index Exercises
– Self evaluation of Readability Grade Level
– The value of good Report Writing
– The Central C’s of great Report Writing
– Construction of good Sentences
– Exercise

Session 2

– Constructing good Sentences
– Construction of good Paragraphs
– Exercise
– Breaking passages up into Paragraphs
– Exercise
– Constructing good Paragraphs by sequencing of Sentences
– Bulleting Styles and the correct use of Bullets
– The Technical Communication Style
– Overview of the Technical Communication Process
– Different phases of the Report writing process

Session 3

– The Structure of the Technical Report
– The importance of putting forward a
– ‘Hypothesis’ or ‘ ‘Brainstorming’ and ‘Mind mapping’ Techniques
– Discussion and Categorisation
– Determining the Reader Profile

How Much?

Early Bird: R 5490 + vat
Standard: R 5999 + vat

When?

Date: 24-25 July 2023
Time: 08:00am 16:30pm (CAT Daily)

Discounts?

3-5: 5% off
6-11: 10% off
+11: 15% off

FAQ:

This course is a 3-module, interactive online workshop.

What Do I Need?

Each delegate will need the following to attend:

  • Steady Internet connection for the duration of the training
  • Laptop / PC / Smart Phone and Power supply (Charger)
  • Zoom Meeting Software installed onto your laptop /
  • PC / Smart Phone
  • Quiet Space

Preferable but not compulsory:

  • Headset / Ear Phones to clearly hear the facilitator

About The Trainer?

Les Wiggill has a passion for empowering people, enabling them to achieve and maximise their full potential.  He is an excellent communicator and is able to establish great ‘buy-in’ when interacting with the training delegates.

For the past 26 years, Les has been involved in a comprehensive range of training, including Leadership, Management, Effective Sales training, Customer Service, CRM & Key Accounts Management, Coaching & Mentoring, Conflict Handling & Negotiation Skills, Communication skills, Emotional Intelligence (EQ), Time & Stress Management, Business Report Writing and Telephone Skills.  In addition to these soft-skills courses, he regularly offers Technical Report Writing workshops, which carry 2 CPD points through ECSA.

Les also qualified as a Chart Certified Coach and offers blended learning online courses with one-on-one or group coaching sessions.  These courses include Leadership, Customer Service, Sales and High-Performance Team Building.

He has trained all over Africa, from Cape Town to Cairo, plus he’s trained in Bangkok and Singapore.

Terms & Conditions

Payment Terms:

  • Payment is required within five (5) working days on receipt of tax invoice.
  • Following completion and return of the registration form, full payment is required within five (5) working days from receipt of tax invoice.
  • We reserve the right to refuse admission and withhold CPD points and certificate if payment is not received on time, a payment or an official purchase order must be received prior to the conference or training seminar.

Fees:

  • Fees are exclusive of VAT
  • Bulk discounts are not calculated on early bird price. Invoiced amounts need to be paid on or before the early bird date to receive the rate.

Cancellation Policy:

  • All cancellations must be sent in writing at least 10 working days prior to the event.
  • Cancellations within 10 working days before the event starts will not receive any refund and will be liable for the full invoiced amount, however, a substitution of the delegate will be allowed.

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  • Should for any reason outside the control of BEST Training events, the dates or speakers change, or the event is cancelled due to an act of terrorism, extreme weather conditions or industrial action, BEST Training shall endeavour to reschedule but the client hereby indemnifies and holds BEST Training harmless from and against any and all costs, damages and expenses, including attorney’s fees, which are incurred by the client.
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No-shows:

  • Registrants who do not attend the event, without written notices as per the cancellation policy will be liable for 100% of the invoiced amount.

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