Risk Management for Infrastructure Geotechnical Features
Risk Management is not a new concept. In fact, the earliest successful applications were documented in the early 1970s. Risk Management has been and can be successfully used at multiple levels within an agency or company: organizational, program, project and activity. The benefits, limitations and “misunderstandings” regarding risk management are well documented. Unfortunately, this powerful tool is often misunderstood and misapplied.
The infrastructure community and the geotechnical engineering and construction communities have generally avoided applying risk management effectively on a mainstream and routine basis. In addition, many engineers and infrastructure specialists fail to be able to consistently document and demonstrate the outcomes and value of risk management to their team members, managers and external stakeholders. Finally, geotechnical specialists are unfortunately often not represented in team settings where risk management training and project and program applications are used.
This webinar addresses the basics of Risk Management with a focus on its application for Infrastructure Geotechnical features: structural foundations, earth retaining structures, engineered earthworks, geotechnical aspects of pavements and ground improvement methods. The information in this webinar applies to all infrastructure sectors: buildings, airports, pipelines, roadways, railroads, transit, ports and dams.
Speaker – Jerry A. DiMaggio, P.E., D.GE, M.ASCE, ARA-ASSOCIATE
Jerry DiMaggio has more than 45 years of experience in civil engineering and heavy construction. He is internationally recognized for his contributions to design, construction, forensic assessment, and dispute resolution and innovation deployment. As a Senior Principal Engineer – Associate at Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA), Mr. DiMaggio serves as project manager and technical subject matter expert on a diverse suite of projects. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering, is a professional engineer in several states and is a Master Trainer. He has provided consulting services on approximately 1000 civil construction and business-related projects in all 50 states, throughout the Americas, several Middle Eastern countries and Australia. He has presented hundreds of seminars and workshops. Mr. DiMaggio’s technical areas of specialty include structural foundations, earth retaining structures, ground improvement techniques, engineered earthworks, risk management, forensic engineering, dispute resolution for transportation, building and energy projects and programs. He has participated in over 25 dispute resolution projects ranging from DRBs, Mediations, Arbitrations, and bench and jury trials in Federal and States proceedings.