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.
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.
Anne L. Leifer, PG, LSP
GEI Consultants, Inc.
400 Unicorn Park Drive
Woburn, MA 01801
aleifer @ geiconsultants.com
GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.
249 Vanderbilt Avenue
Norwood, MA 02062
laurie.mahoney @ gza.com
Heather M. Ford
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
Risk Tip 2. The Danger of Improper Contract Risk Allocation
Risk Tip 3. Client Communication
Risk Tip 4. Managing Risks in Feasibility Studies
Risk Tip 5. Project Documentation
Risk Tip 6. Sample Project File Index
Risk Tip 7. Document Retention Policy
Risk Tip 8. Engineer’s Risk for Job Site Safety In Traditional Design/Bid/Build Projects
Risk Tip 9. Managing Scope Creep
Risk Tip 10. Essential Benefits of Project Peer Review
Risk Tip 11. Dealing with a Claim or Dispute
Risk Tip 12 – Project Completion Certification
Risk Tip 13 – Managing Risks in Subcontracting Services
Risk Tip 14 – Performing a Peer Review in a Professional Manner
Risk Tip 15 – Risk Considerations When Forming a Joint Venture
Risk Tip 16 – Cyber Risk Management