Project Risk Management

Online /
Jun 2, 2021 /
Course Code: 0607-WEB21

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Please Note:
Date change from June 10 to June 2, 2021 *********************************************************************************

After participating in this webinar, you will:

  • Know the biggest threats and risks to project success.
  • Understand the consequences of failing to address these risks.
  • Learn the best strategies for managing and mitigating these risks.
  • Explore the industry landscape concerning the implementation of risk management.
  • Be well informed with respect to the top line recommendations to improve bottom line project success.

Webinar Description:
The complexity of modern construction projects creates great risks for disputes and inefficiency. Good project management demands good risk management and taking proactive steps can make projects successful. After analyzing 5,000 projects a report has been issued revealing common patterns on effective risk management. This analysis breaks down public and private risk and the most effective means to mitigate these risks.

The webinar identifies how to identify project risks and their early warning signs.  The webinar shows that risk mitigation can yield significant cost benefits, yet risk assessment procedures are more widely adopted than risk mitigation. This webinar presents details concerning “how’s” of implementing Risk Mitigation.

Course Outline:

  • Study methodology and demographics
  • Risks facing construction projects
  • Risk impacts on projects
  • Industry landscape
  • Impact of new practices
  • Recommendations
  • Risk and risk management discussion
  • Risk allocation via contract terms and conditions
  • Documentation and document management
  • Common contractor mistakes

Who Should Attend:

  • Owners
  • Design professionals
  • Construction managers
  • Contractors
  • Subcontractors
  • Construction attorneys

Special Features:
This webinar is based on a wide ranging national study of public and private projects concerning project risk and the mitigation and management of such risk.  Forty three percent of the owners, A/E firms and contractors reported that one quarter or fewer of the firms in the construction industry actually employ risk mitigation and management procedures.  The webinar shows how to mitigate project risks utilizing new techniques.

Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern Time

Please note: You can check other time zones here.

System Requirements

Training will be delivered via GoToWebinar

PC-based attendees
OS: Windows XP, 2003 Server, Vista, 7, 8, 10
Internet Explorer 7.0 or newer
Mozilla Firefox 4.0 or newer
Google Chrome 5.0 or newer

Macintosh based attendees
OS: Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), 10.7 (Lion), 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or newer
Safari 3.0 or newer
Mozilla Firefox 4.0 or newer
Google Chrome 5.0 or newer

iPad 1 or newer, iPhone 3GS or newer, iPod Touch (3rd generation) or newer
OS: iOS 6 or newer

OS: Android 2.2 or higher


Stephen Pitaniello

Stephen Pitaniello is a Managing Director with Navigant’s Global Construction Practice and a registered professional engineer with more than 23 years of diverse construction and engineering experience.

His broad range of construction experience includes construction management, engineering design, estimating, contract administration and construction inspection in both the public and private sector. Throughout his career he has acquired solid project management skills by directly managing construction projects and teams of junior engineers and tradesmen. As a consultant, Mr. Pitaniello’s experience includes Critical Path Method (CPM) schedule development and analysis, owner’s representation services and project controls development.

His experience also includes the preparation and analysis of various complex delay, acceleration, loss of productivity and professional liability (E&O) claims. He has been retained by owners, design professionals, contractors, subcontractors and their counsel and regularly provides services to include schedule delay analyses, damage analyses, productivity analyses, disputed extra work reviews, technical issue analysis, litigation support and expert testimony on a variety of complex construction projects. Mr. Pitaniello has performed these services on various projects to include airports, bridges, highways, correctional facilities, hospitals, power plants, railroad projects, retail, schools, universities, utility projects and sports complexes. Mr. Pitaniello has provided expert testimony in mediation, arbitration and depositions.

Jim Zack

Jim is the Senior Advisor to the recently formed Ankura Construction Forum™.

The Forum strives to be the construction industry’s resource for thought leadership and best practices on avoidance and resolution of construction project disputes globally. Jim was the founder and Executive Director of the Navigant Construction Forum™. Formerly he was the Executive Director, Corporate Claims Management Group, Fluor Corporation, one of the world’s largest EPCM contractors. Prior to this Jim was Vice President of PinnacleOne and Executive Director of the PinnacleOne Institute and a Senior Construction Claims Consultant for CH2M HILL, Inc.

He has, for 46 years, worked on both private and public projects throughout the U.S. and in 28 countries abroad. Jim has worked for both contractors and owners on more than 5,000 claims in his career. He a Fellow of AACE International, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the International Guild of Project Controls. In the construction claims field, he is a recognized and published expert in mitigation, analysis and resolution or defense of construction claims and disputes. Jim is a Certified Construction Manager (CCM), a Certified Forensic Claims Consultant (CFCC), and a Project Management Professional (PMP).


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Fee & Credits

$199 + taxes

  • 0.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 2 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points

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