Design risk management

Gain insight into the challenges of design risk management in the construction sector and strategies to overcome them.

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CIRIA’s Managing Construction Risk Community of Practice (CoP) brings together practitioners from the construction and insurance sectors with the objective of improving the management of risk and financial performance. 

Through a series of network events and integrated resources the CoP will help deliver more focused collaboration and enhance knowledge transfer in risk management. The events examined within the CoP network include professional indemnity insurance (PII), design, contract works and project insurance.

Design risk management
Design risk is a key issue in the construction sector. The challenges vary from historical risk associated with existing piles and ground conditions, to addressing innovations in design and materials and making sure sustainability is at the forefront of development. There are also issues around coping with delays and passing liabilities down the supply chain whilst some incidents are not covered.

This webinar will focus on how designers overcome challenges in terms of design management, innovation and contractual risks. The emphasis is on how you solve issues.

Why attend
Better understand the designer’s perspective on risk management
Discover how to overcome challenges and solve issues related to design management, innovation and contractual risk.
Find out what CIRIA’s Managing Construction Risk Community of Practice will deliver for members and how this will support practitioners with their CPD programmes.

Who should attend
Designers and those who manage design and the design process
Insurance sector practitioners: risk engineers, underwriters and brokers
Construction sector practitioners: project managers, insurance buyers, quality assurance managers as well as financial and legal experts working for asset owners and operators, T1/T2 contractors, designers and suppliers
Procurement specialists working for publicly funded bodies Regulators
Research community Trade associations
Tuesday 30 November 2021
10:30 - 12:00

10:30 Welcome and introduction
Dirk Vennix, Chief Executive, CIRIA

10:35 Overview of design risk cover
Martin Stubbs, Senior Vice President, Construction PI, Marsh
Stephanie Ormiston, Vice President, Construction, Infrastructure & Surety, Marsh

11:00 Designer perspective on risk management
Stephen Wilson, Director of Highways, Jacobs

11:25 Interactive discussion and Q&A

11:55 Closing remarks

 Community of Practice: Founding members*
 (Environment Agency, Fenchurch Law, Fugro, Jacobs, Laing O'Rourke, 
  Landsec and Marsh) 
 Free to attend 
 CIRIA members**
 £30 + VAT
 £35 + VAT
*   Please complete and return the booking form to James Nguyen to register. ** Please register online.
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30/11/2021 - 30/11/2021

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