Construction Risk & Change Management

Course Topics

Pre-Construction: Risk Management

Risk management is a tool to minimize overtime and cost overruns. As we enter into a world of Design/Build and P3 contracts, the potential for gain and loss is increased.

To address these new conditions, proactive project management includes risk management: analyzing the project plan for the uncertainties, anticipating the changes that will happen and creating the Plan B – this is where the big savings are to be made. It’s always easier to line up an alternate supplier at a good price, re-organize labour, or re-schedule work ahead of time, when there is flexibility.

Monitoring and updating this plan throughout the construction period will lead to improvements.

Building it: Change Management

  1. There will be changes. Changes are an essential part of the construction process.
  2. Documenting is work. The documentation would be more complete with easier, simpler, and faster ways
  3. Documenting and communicating is challenging and the challenges of change management are many and include:
  • recognizing changes and their impact
  • maintaining a robust change management system
  • ensuring communication channels to and from the site
  • documenting Change Orders, contemplated change notices, RFI’s, FWO’s, Submittals, CDN’s, and so on

In this workshop, we will discuss industry best practices and common pitfalls. The roles and expectations of the pm, site personnel, and clients in the risk and change management process are discussed. Various tools for managing risk and change are presented.

A Practical Approach to Risk Management and Change Management

Hands-on practice will help solidify the concepts discussed, on paper and using technology.

  • Risk management theory and industry best practices
  • How to identify risks, issues, and potential changes
  • Designing mitigation plans – Plan B
  • Project Tracking
    • 2 Week Look Ahead
    • Recording completions
    • Documenting changes and change logs
    • Managing photos, emails, and other communications
  • Creating delay reports
  • Lessons Learned and improving construction practices

This is a hands-on workshop and laptops with software ChangesMP are provided for the duration of the course. The maximum compactly of the participants is 10.

Who Should Attend: General Contractors, Contractors & Owners.

Oct. 16, 2019
Wed. 8:30am – 4pm
TCA, 70 Leek Cresc., Richmond Hill, ON
TCA member:
$360 + HST
$460 + HST