Levent Ozdemir, President | Ozdemir & Associates; Bernard Krzys, CEO | Benjamin Media Inc.
Session Chairs: John Reilly | John Reilly Associates; Don Del Nero | Stantec; Bob Goodfellow | Aldea Services
John Reilly | John Reilly & Assoc.
The presentation covers a short history of risk, risk management development, risk-related problems in construction and risk management initiatives in the last 25 years. It covers ITA/ITIG/UCA codes/guidelines/better practices including risk identification, characterization and management. Specific tools, techniques and models (CEVP, RIAAT) will be discussed, as well as specific case histories (Lake Mead tunnel, New Lima Airport and others). Finally, industry advances and awareness issues will be explored.
Bob Goodfellow | Aldea Services
Don Del Nero | Stantec
The City of Atlanta is currently constructing a $300M (US) water supply system upgrade including conversion of an over 100-year old rock Quarry into a 2.4 billion-gal raw water storage facility and 5 miles of 12 ft. diameter tunnel bore with eleven shafts of various types. The project is being delivered using the Construction Management at-Risk (CM@R) model, which is an innovative contracting method that is relatively new to the tunnel industry. The presentation will highlight risk management concepts implemented during design and special provisions incorporated in the tender documents to address the unique nature of risks associated with CM@R delivery.
Moderator: Mark Ramsey | HNTB
Session Chair: Gary Brierley, Dr. Mole
Gary Brierley | Dr. Mole Inc.
Greg Raines | Stantec/MWH
This presentation will present the elements of the Geotechnical Data Report (GDR). The GDR is arguably the most important geotechnical document for risk mitigation as it present factual information based on site specific explorations. Good geotechnical explorations form the basis for all subsequent decisions. Mr. Raines will present information of various forms of exploration and testing techniques to aid in understanding how the information is generated and its meaning. This will be summarized in a discussion of the presentation of the data in GDR so that it maintains minimum bias and interpretation such that it can be used by all parties involved in the design and construction. Contract requirements will close the discussion to keep the hierarchy of its use and relationship to other geotechnical documents.
Gary Brierley, Dr. Mole
Moderator: A.J. McGinn | Brierley Associates
Panelists: Randy Essex | Mott MacDonald
Session Chairs: Tom Rosenburg | Roetzel & Andress; Kathy Barnes | Watt Tieder Hoffar Fitzgerald
David Hatem | Donovan Hatem
Achieving effective and balanced risk allocation in design-build (“DB”) subsurface projects has proven to be a challenging process and objective, and a controversial subject. Some have pointed to overly-aggressive owner procurement practices and contractual terms as reasons for that experience. Others have pointed to overly-aggressive design-builder pricing and inadequate contingency. The analysis and explanation, however, are more profound and complicated. The superficially simple DB characteristic of single-point responsibility does not automatically and necessarily produce or converge into risk allocation simplicity.
To date, there has been significantly less examination of other, more intricate technical and contractual factors that account for the challenges and complexities in achieving effective and balanced risk allocation in DB subsurface projects.
Barry Fleishman | Shapiro Lifschitz & Schram, and Ruth Kochenderfer | Marsh
Ian Frank | Frantz Ward
Moderator: Tom Rosenberg | Roetzel & Andress
Panelists: Adrian Pellen | Marsh; Kathy Barnes | Watt Teider; Russell Lear | Flood and Peterson/National Association of Surety Bond Producers
Session Chairs: Steve Kramer, COWI; Moussa Wone | DC Water
Paul Nicholas | AECOM
The risks of underground construction are similar worldwide but working overseas in developing countries brings additional risks and changes in emphasis on others. The presentation will give a flavor of risk management while working in India.
Johannes Horner, Recon-struct Geologic Consulting GmbH
Gordon Clark, HNTB
Moderator: Steve Kramer | COWI
Panelists: Dawn Dobson | Barnard