Colorado Association of Geotechnical Engineers - Event Information
2020 Write Right Seminar
What we write lingers for years after a project is completed and can lead to professional-liability claims and losses. Few technical consultants have the training needed to write well. This really should not come as a surprise. Geotechnical, environmental, and civil engineers have been extensively educated and trained in their technical pursuits, not in the business and communications issues that encompass them.
John Philip Bachner, a Harvard English major, will lead the seminar. Mr. Bachner has authored some 1,000 books, manuals, texts, case histories, monographs, and other materials on professional-liability loss-prevention issues. He has had more than 2,500 magazine articles and columns published.
Topics to be covered in the seminar include, among others: the professional advantages of effective communication, including the importance of avoiding liability; the characteristics of good writing and techniques for beginning a writing project; proper use of nouns, verbs, pronouns, and other parts of speech, and typical mistakes of usage; and sentence structure, including subject and verb agreement, and active and passive voice.
The seminar is intended for firm and project managers, project engineers, environmental scientists, and other technical and nontechnical personnel in these firms who have contact with client representatives, who prepare or review contracts, develop proposals, or pursue similar endeavors.
2/6/2020 - 2/6/2020
7:45 AM - 5:00 PM
Lakewood Country Club 6800 W. 10th Ave Lakewood, Co 80214 UNITED STATES