The potential for major consequence in projects doesn’t get much riskier than a construction project, where there is a fine line between minor/moderate consequences and major/catastrophic consequences. Arguably, the most important part of construction management is the risk assessment, as keeping the company, your staff, surrounding bystanders, stakeholders and you safe is pivotal in achieving a successful construction project.
The question that should always be asked before construction proceeds is: “What are the risks?”. The answer to this question changes with every construction project, as different problems arise all the time, and problems you may have experienced on some construction projects may not appear for other projects, while other risks which weren’t previously a problem become potential hazards now. So, what are some of the risks you need to look out for? Continue reading and I will instil some risk assessment wisdom upon you with this short list.
Construction project risks
If I was to list every single construction project risk you need to look out for, this would be a long list. However, hopefully this post helps open some eyes to the plethora of problems that can arise in construction projects so that you can be prepared for some of these issues if they were to crop up.
BIO: Kevin Banks is the director of KB GPR surveys. He has many years’ experience in the GPR sector, and his staff come from a range of backgrounds, so they can deliver a unique service which is efficient, cost effective and accurate.
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