November 28-29, 2018

Marina del Rey, California

November 28-29, 2018

Marina del Rey, California

Agenda

Wednesday
2018-11-28
Thursday
2018-11-29
07:00 - 08:00
Registration & Continental Breakfast
08:00 - 08:15
Welcome & Introduction (Click for description and presenters)

Levent Ozdemir, President | Ozdemir & Associates; Bernard Krzys, CEO | Benjamin Media Inc.

08:15
Session 1 – Fundamentals of Risk Management

Session Chairs: John Reilly | John Reilly Associates; Don Del Nero | Stantec; Bob Goodfellow | Aldea Services

Robert Goodfellow
Senior Vice President | Aldea Services LLC
Don Del Nero
Vice President | Stantec
John Reilly
President | John Reilly Associates
08:15 - 09:00
Intro to Risk Management (Click for description and presenters)

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.

John Reilly
President | John Reilly Associates
09:00 - 09:30
UCA Guidelines (Click for description and presenters)

Bob Goodfellow | Aldea Services

Robert Goodfellow
Senior Vice President | Aldea Services LLC
09:30 - 10:00
Risk Management Approach for Southern Nevada Water Authority Projects (Click for description and presenters)
10:00 - 10:30
Risk Management Using CMAR Delivery (Click for description and presenters)

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.

Don Del Nero
Vice President | Stantec
10:30 - 10:45
Networking Break
10:45 - 12:00
Owners Panel on Approaches to Risk Management (Click for description and presenters)

Moderator: Mark Ramsey | HNTB

12:00 - 13:15
Networking Lunch
13:15
Session 2 – Geotechnical Risk Assessment (Click for description and presenters)

Session Chair: Gary Brierley, Dr. Mole

Gary Brierley
President | Dr. Mole Inc.
13:15 - 14:00
Geotechnical Risk Assessment for Tunneling Projects (Click for description and presenters)

Gary Brierley | Dr. Mole Inc.

Gary Brierley
President | Dr. Mole Inc.
14:00 - 14:45
Geotechnical Data Reports (Click for description and presenters)

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.

Greg Raines
Tunnel Practice Leader - WaterPower & Dams | Stantec
14:45 - 15:30
Preparation of Geotechnical Baseline Reports (Click for description and presenters)

Gary Brierley, Dr. Mole

Gary Brierley
President | Dr. Mole Inc.
15:30 - 15:45
Networking Break
15:45 - 17:00
Geotechnical Risk Assessment Panel (Click for description and presenters)

Moderator: A.J. McGinn | Brierley Associates

Panelists: Randy Essex | Mott MacDonald

17:00 - 18:30
Networking Reception
07:00 - 08:00
Registration & Continental Breakfast
08:00
Session 3 – Legal/Insurance/Financier Issues (Click for description and presenters)

Session Chairs: Tom Rosenburg | Roetzel & Andress; Kathy Barnes | Watt Tieder Hoffar Fitzgerald

08:00 - 08:45
Subsurface Conditions and Design Risks: Risk Allocation Alignment In Design-Build (Click for description and presenters)

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.

David J. Hatem
Partner Donovan | Hatem LLP
08:45 - 09:30
What Insurers Consider when Quoting an Underground Project (Click for description and presenters)
09:30 - 10:00
Builders Risk Insurance-Pitfalls and Perils (Click for description and presenters)

Barry Fleishman | Shapiro Lifschitz & Schram, and Ruth Kochenderfer | Marsh

10:00 - 10:30
Legal Aspects of Risk Management (Click for description and presenters)

Ian Frank | Frantz Ward

10:30 - 10:45
Networking Break
10:45 - 12:00
Legal, Insurance and Finance Panel (Click for description and presenters)

Moderator: Tom Rosenberg | Roetzel & Andress

Panelists: Adrian Pellen | Marsh; Kathy Barnes | Watt Teider; Russell Lear | Flood and Peterson/National Association of Surety Bond Producers

Russell Lear
Vice President Flood and Peterson | NASBP
12:00 - 13:15
Networking Lunch
13:15
Session 4 – Case Histories and International Examples (Click for description and presenters)

Session Chairs: Steve Kramer, COWI; Moussa Wone | DC Water

13:15 - 13:45
Risk Management on Tunnel Projects in India: A Different Issue (Click for description and presenters)

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.

Paul Nicholas
Consultant and Contractor | AECOM
13:45 - 14:15
Ground Risk in EPC Contracts in Latin America (Click for description and presenters)

Johannes Horner, Recon-struct Geologic Consulting GmbH

14:15 - 14:45
Risk Management in Large Road Tunnels: Istanbul and San Jose -(Click for description and presenters)

Gordon Clark, HNTB

14:45 - 15:00
Networking Break
15:00 - 16:15
Contractor’s Panel: Incorporating Risk into Bids (Click for description and presenters)

Moderator: Steve Kramer | COWI

Panelists: Dawn Dobson | Barnard

16:15 - 16:30
Closing Comments
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