Risk Management Forum

The Risk Management Forum addresses the ongoing risk management needs of ACEC/MA member firms and provides recommended solutions. In this forum discussion is conducted on such topics as negotiation of owner contracts, peer review and quality control to provide better engineering outcomes, implications of new technologies and delivery methods and staff education regarding emerging risk trends.

 

Structure 
The Risk Management Forum has two co-chairs who lead the monthly meetings. The co-chairs also develop the meeting agendas with input from the forum members during and between meetings. All members are volunteer representatives from ACEC/MA member firms. The forum meetings are also open to participants from any ACEC/MA Member Firms. 
 
Co-Chairs

Anne L. Leifer, PG, LSP

GEI Consultants, Inc.

400 Unicorn Park Drive

Woburn, MA 01801

781-721-4066

aleifer @ geiconsultants.com

Laurie Mahoney
GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.
249 Vanderbilt Avenue
Norwood, MA  02062
781/278-3700
laurie.mahoney @ gza.com
 
Board Liaison:
Heather M. Ford

 

 
Meeting Schedule
Between September and June, the forum meets on the second Thursday of each month from 8:00 to 10:00 AM. The location alternates between the offices of Donovan Hatem; GEI Engineering; Simpson, Gumpertz & Heger; and AECOM. The dates and locations of forum meetings are listed under the ACEC/MA calendar.
 
ACEC/MA Risk Management Forum Risk Tips
 

Risk Tip 1.  Risk Considerations When Your Firm Replaces the Original Design Firm for an Ongoing Project

(November 2011) 

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Risk Tip 2. The Danger of Improper Contract Risk Allocation

(January 2012)

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Risk Tip 3. Client Communication

(February 2012)

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Risk Tip 4. Managing Risks in Feasibility Studies
(November 2012)

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Risk Tip 5. Project Documentation

(March 2013)

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Risk Tip 6. Sample Project File Index

(April 2013)

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Risk Tip 7. Document Retention Policy

(June 2013)

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Risk Tip 8. Engineer’s Risk for Job Site Safety In Traditional Design/Bid/Build Projects

(February 2014)

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Risk Tip 9. Managing Scope Creep

(April 2014)

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Risk Tip 10. Essential Benefits of Project Peer Review

(July 2014)

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Risk Tip 11. Dealing with a Claim or Dispute

(December 2014)

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Risk Tip 12 – Project Completion Certification 

(March 2015)

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Risk Tip 13 – Managing Risks in Subcontracting Services 

(May 2015)

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Risk Tip 14 – Performing a Peer Review in a Professional Manner 

(October 2016)

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Risk Tip 15 – Risk Considerations When Forming a Joint Venture 

(November 2016)

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Risk Tip 16 – Cyber Risk Management 

(March 2017)

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