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Risk Management for Construction Professionals


Course Information:

Accreditation: ECSA
CPD Points: 2 ECSA
Course Type: Online Live Webinar
Recordings: After Live Sessions
Course Duration: 14 Hours
Course Date: 24 – 25 May 2021
Sessions Time: 09:00 – 16:00
Sessions: 2 Day Course
Course Cost: R 1999

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About Course:

The success of construction projects depends on how well the uncertainties on the project is managed. Risks in construction projects are the greatest at the earliest stages of the project, and these risks need to be managed throughout the project through the implementation of sound business and construction practices. The value of managing these risks depends on the success achieved with the pro-active efforts to minimize the negative impacts of threats and to maximize the positive impacts of opportunities. The typical steps of planning for risk management, identifying risks, conducting a risk analysis, and planning the appropriate risk responses are of little value if the selected responses are not implemented and monitored throughout the project life-cycle. The course is developed to cater for the needs of the construction professional in South Africa.

Why should I do this course?

• International Standards: – This course is based on the international best practices included in the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), 6th Edition, as well as the PMI Construction Extension to the PMBOK® helping you to apply the generalized project management guidance to construction projects.

• Practical: – It incorporates practical group exercises that will enable you to link the theory to your own real-life project environment.• Interactive: – There is ample discussions and exercises that create the opportunity for sharing the knowledge that you and fellow delegates have acquired through your work experiences, successes and challenges.

• CPD points that add value: – Earning CPD points are crucial to retaining your professional designation as well as for your, as well as your business’ success. This course not only provides you with the CPD points needed, but also adds value to your career by delivering practical training that provides you with the opportunity to integrate the knowledge and skills gained in the classroom into real world projects.

• Objectives: – Whether you take this course because you are looking to sharpen your expertise in managing your projects, or to broaden your knowledge about project management in general, it will benefit you in the long run and you are going to enjoy this course.

• Certificate of Completion: – During and at the end of the course your knowledge of the training material and the application thereof will be tested. On successful completion you will receive a certificate that not only verifies that you have attended the course, but also that you have obtained the knowledge required to manage your projects successfully.

Reasons to attend this webinar

Career Development

You should never stop learning. Whether your business falls under the scope of technology, civil engineering, or financial services, your industry will always be in a state of constant change. When you cease to stay up-to-date with trends that can affect your brand, you cease to compete with your counterparts and fall further away from your customer’s interests.

Impress Your Boss

How can you make yourself more impressive and stand out from your co-workers? Attending Webinars enables you to grow your knowledge of best practices that are pertinent to your brand and industry. This may be the missing piece when a job opens — you look more appealing to upper management and have a better chance at getting that corner office. Using webinars as a form of education can increase your knowledge of latest trends and strategies and, at the same time, increase your professional worth to your company.

Learn from the Pros

Knowledgeable Experts. Tacit Skills has been fortunate to have some of the most esteemed industry experts on board, from leading Project Managers with years of experience to Civil Engineers who has been the biggest projects around the world. Our experts have experience in the field, discussing real challenges and success stories. As an attendee, you should be confident that what you are learning is first-hand knowledge from subject matter experts.


Besides the fact that there are no travel costs involved with attending a Webinar, the price of registration is typically much lower than other options. In addition, multiple participants can view the Webinar at a single location and therefore “pay” for only one connection. An entire team can gather in one conference room to attend together and discuss the Webinar content without having to invest time and money traveling to and from a physical seminar location.

What Will I Learn?

  • Ensure the rapid identification of risks (threats as well as opportunities) that may impact the project, measure it, and control it.
  • Ensure the management of the risks is allocated to the most appropriate party.
  • Provide for the regular review of risks, response strategies, and changes in risk status.
  • Have clear, well defined, risk analysis methods and procedures implemented on the project.
  • Establish a clear process of assessment, action planning, and reporting of the risks identified.
  • Ensure all risk related decisions contribute to sustainable shareholder value.
  • Provide a means of communicating risk-related issues with stakeholders.
  • Give stakeholders the reassurance that the project is being managed professionally.
  • Reduce unexpected and unwelcome surprises and maximize project success.

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About the instructors

Dave Fourie

Freelance Trainer

Having been a practicing consultant in project management for more than twenty five years, Dave Fourie’s long career in program and project management brought him in contact with various project management methodologies and best practices in private as well as public organizations. This includes PMBOK, Method 123 as well as PRINCE2 environments in the fields of software development, service delivery, quality and general management. ​His experience also includes providing training in project management, quality management, and business analysis since 1999. As a freelance trainer, he has obtained invaluable experience on the best training practices utilized by various national and international training providers. This includes training entry level to experienced project managers (including PMP certification preparation) in project management and related specialist aspects such as project risk management, project quality management, project contracting and project scheduling. Dave brings his theoretical knowledge linked to vast practical experience into the training environment with a genuine desire to assist delegates in becoming practicing project management professionals. Valuing a relaxed and enjoyable learning experience, he loves sharing his passion for project management through actual examples dished up with a touch of humor. ​Certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) since 1998, he also holds several other portfolios, program and project management certifications such as certificates in Portfolio, Programmed and Project Offices (P3O), Managing Successful Programs (MSP) and in PRINCE2. He also holds certifications in IT Service Management (ITIL) and Total Quality Management (TQM).
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Disclaimer: Tacit Skills reserves the right to reschedule the course if a minimum of 8 delegates are not met.

Material Includes

  • Live Accredited Webinar Course
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 2 ECSA CPD Point from ECSA
  • 16 SACPCMP CPD Points for SACPCMP
  • Recordings of Live sessions for review
  • 1 year access to recordings
  • 1 year access to resources
  • 3 Month 1 on 1 Trainer Support


  • Delegates must understand the basic principles of project management and must preferably have experience in managing projects in the construction and engineering environment.

Target Audience

  • Construction project managers
  • Project staff in the construction and engineering environment.
  • Regulatory agencies.
  • Local government groups.
  • Environmental groups.
  • Community groups.
  • Risk management specialists.
  • Civil engineers.
  • Architectural and engineers.
  • Geotechnical experts.
  • Financial specialists.
  • Contractors.
  • Construction industry tradesmen and professionals.
  • Other stakeholders in the construction process, from land acquisition through design, construction, and occupancy.
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