One of the most basic functions of all construction management professionals is to manage scope. Scope creep is inherent in the construction process and is one of the largest risks faced by construction companies. In this video, learn how mitigating this risk must begin with knowing your scope, such as reading and understanding your contract and all of its referenced documents and attachments.
- Now that we've discussed the risk management process … and I talked about a few examples, … I want to continue by looking at some of the biggest risks … that we manage in construction. … To start, I want to take a look at managing our scope of work. … Now, some of you may be wondering … how managing scope fits into a class on risk management. … Actually in construction, it's one of the biggest … challenges and risks faced by a construction manager. … We're constantly faced with changes … to the construction drawings, unforeseen conditions … that crop up as the project progresses, … demands from owners, designers, inspectors … and representatives from the municipality … where the project is located. … Sometimes changes to drawings are minor. … Sometimes they're major, and sometimes they're due … to defects in the construction drawings, … while other times they're due to changes … directed by the owner. … All of this is is known in the project management world … as scope creep and we deal with it constantly …
- Defining risk
- Identifying the role of the construction manager
- Analyzing risk
- Controlling risk
- Managing challenges: scope, safety, communication, and more