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Construction Project Risk Management

Discover how to identify and manage risk in construction projects.

Construction Project Risk Management
  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    8 hours

Explore the importance of risk management in projects

On completion of this short course, you should be able to identify and understand ways for managing risk in construction project processes.

This course aims to help you identify, classify and manage risk systematically for the duration of a construction project, taking full account of corporate aims to control the probability and mitigate the impact of an adverse risk event.

What topics will you cover?

  • Risk identification
  • Risk quantification
  • Risk assessment techniques
  • Managing risk control

Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Explore risk management techniques
  • Develop an understanding of how to undertake risk assessments
  • Explore various techniques to manage risks

Who is the course for?

This course is aimed at individuals looking to understand the importance of risk management.

Who will you learn with?

Dr Abdussalam Shibani Associate Professor in Construction Management, PhD in Construction and Project Management, Course Director MSc Construction Management with BIM.

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

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