5. Presenting you plan, findings, and solutions

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So far, we've covered the planning stages of the construction process, assessment and excavation techniques, and built strategies to resolve unexpected scenarios. Great work! 🔥 Now it's time to combine your activity and learning outcomes with your project planning techniques, and create a summary presentation for key stakeholders.

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This means communicating your findings and outcomes in a way that people from all different disciplines can understand – not just engineers. Succinct, plain english and having clear talking points is key 👌

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Check out what your mentor, Nathan Roberts, has to say about the importance of communication in engineering:

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5% of my job is getting the right answer. 95% of my job is communicating that answer in a way that people understand and it can be accepted.
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Nathan Roberts, Inland Rail Geotechnical Engineer and Technical Lead

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Head on over to our Fundamentals of Communication microprogram – this skills booster only takes 40 minutes to complete, but will give you all the tools you need to elevate your communication skills.

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Now, let's get into the final task for this week!

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Your Presentation

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Your presentation will be a simple PowerPoint presentation with an audio voiceover where you talk us through your points.

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Instructions: 

1. Make PowerPoint slides with covering the following points. 

  • Project outline from week 1
  • How will you take safety into account?
  • How and why were surveying and geotech investigations conducted?
  • What method will/did you use to drill your tunnel? Any other equipment and methods that you'll need?
  • How will/did you deal with the unexpected issues from 3.4? (refer back to notes you took during the quiz).
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Feel free to add any diagrams, images, or any other effects if they help convey your points, and remember the basic structure: What, How, and Why.

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2. Once you've established your talking points, record a voiceover explaining them. If you do need to refer to a script, avoid sounding like you're reading a school essay. Try to keep your tone professional but engaging.

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The video below shows you how to record and add audio to your PowerPoint:

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