Paul Barnett shares his 30-year experience of risk management in the built environment industry with the University of Canberra’s Department of Architecture Students. He walks everyone through the process of architectural practice while giving examples of potential risks, and how to avoid or solve these problems. Because all of the case studies were examples of problems Paul came across in his career, he could thoroughly explain the process he took to overcome these issues.
Has anyone had something happen to them that they didn’t expect, in life? That’s what happens in architectural practice, because you’re dealing with so many people, so many authorities, so many requirements, so many trades, and so many processes, that they likelyhood that you will come across a problem, will happen. So it is a matter of what you do to minimise the probelms that turn up.
Risk is managed through trying to identify risks before you start, and then setting up a process to monitor those protential risks as they occur.Extract from Risk Management Lecture Video