Applying Risk Management workshop for a public construction project: Case Study

Cheng Siew Goh, Hamzah Abdul Rahman, Zulkiflee Abdul-Samad

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he selection of proper risk management tools and techniques is critical for better decision-making. Because very few studies scrutinize the use of a workshop as a risk management approach, this paper aims to explore how a risk management workshop can be effectively used in managing project risks, by studying a risk management workshop that was conducted in a public project. An in-depth case study approach was adopted to identify the benefits and challenges of this method of risk management. The subsequent performance of the public organization in managing risks was examined by evaluating its functional risk management implementation. In addition to furthering an organization’s understanding of major project risks, a risk management workshop also provides opportunities for team building. However, a breakdown in the risk communication that eventually resulted in a poor risk management implementation was uncovered in the implementation of the project. Continued efforts to improve risk management implementation are needed to overcome the shortcomings associated with the current practices.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)572-580
JournalJournal of Construction Engineering and Management - ASCE
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 4 May 2012

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