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Methods Of Construction Risk Management

When you start a major construction such as road, building or any other structure, there are many things that are involved, and many people are also involved to ensure that the project is finished as expected and within the set period. As you continue with your work on the project, it is important to note that there are risks that are present and they can happen on the structure being constructed whereby they might cause physical damage or any other type of damage that might be expensive to deal with and it can create heavy losses on your part. There are methods you can use to ensure that you are in position to manage such risks to prevent them from happening or to handle them when they do happen. The initial thing to do is to find out about all the risks that you are going to face during the process of constructing the structure and this is good because you will be able to know what you can expect and how to avoid that risk of causing damage while you also prepare to minimize the destruction caused if it does happen. One example of risk you can look at and prepare for is an occupational risk where you understand that the workers who will be responsible for the project are at risk of injury due to the machines being in construction, the processes used or even other natural causes such as bad weather. The second example of risk is financial risk which might result due to money running out before the project is finished and it is as a result of making wrong estimates that resulted in a small budget that is not sufficient to sustain the project. The third type of risk faced during construction is the natural disaster risk which is due to the possibility of something like an earthquake or flooding destroying the structure or slowing down the construction process.

The second thing that can be done after you have established the type of risks present is to make sure that you put mechanisms in place which will prevent those risks from causing any destruction and some of the processes adopted are meant to minimize the effect felt after possible destruction occurs. A good way to address a natural risk is to avoid it and it is possible by choosing a project that is being done in an area that is not faced by a lot of natural calamities such as heavy flooding. Another way of dealing with risk is by transferring it to another party and this is possible through insurance whereby any damaged that might be caused is handled by the insurance company and not your firm.


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