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How To Manage Construction Risk

There are times when you are involved in a construction project, and there are other parties that are also responsible for other responsibilities whose collective goal is to ensure that the structure that is under construction is finished well and in the time frame that was set at the beginning. However, there are many risks that are faced and some of them are likely to happen and they can cause considerable damage which might affect the project heavily and create a lot of loses to you or your company. There are ways that can be applied to make sure that the risks are managed well so that they do not result in any damage and that the damage that might happen is sorted out without causing any heavy impacts on your company. 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 category of risk is financial risk which is as a result of the possibility of the company being misguided by a project estimated cost that is slightly lower than the amount that is enough and therefore the money allocated can run out before completion of the construction process. A third example of risk include natural calamities which cannot be entirely avoided but they can be planned for to ensure that there is good recovery in case any occurs.

Secondly, after you have identified and studied every risk well, it is now time to deal with each one of the risk separately to ensure that its effect does not affect the project as much as it would have done. One way to deal with the risk is to avoid it whereby you can wait for the dry season to start construction in an area that receives heavy rainfall during a certain season where construction in that season is prone to a lot of risks. 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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