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Risk Management in Design & Construction of Buildings CMGT 8060

Construction Management - CMGT Course

Course details

Risk analysis and management in design and construction have, in the past, tended to depend mainly on intuition, judgment and experience. This course will help the student explore the subject of risk in a more objective manner, looking at both traditional risk management through the use of CPM/PERT/MSC and a more systematic analysis of defining, assessing and treating risk to help decisions to proceed and aid in managing the work. The lectures will be delivered in 3 hour units per week by a qualified Professional Quantity Surveyor. The 3 hour units will be broken down into a 1 hour lecture and a 2 hour lab session allowing the student to work within a group context to assist learning and allowing question and answer time with the lecturer.






Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2023

Below is one offering of CMGT 8060 for the Spring/Summer 2023 term.

CRN 61119


Wed Apr 12 - Wed Jun 28 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 61119
  • $728.80
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 12 - Jun 28 Wed 18:00 - 21:00 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 402

Michael Garrett

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.



Important information
  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. This course counts as a mgt. elective towards the CMGT program and is part of the CIQS application process. To register e-mail with your ID and how how you meet the prerequisites.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Apply the tools that have been developed in the course and throughout the program to identify, analyze and manage risk in the development and construction of buildings.
  • Interpret the subject of risk in a more objective manner.
  • Select and apply common construction management tools to asses risk management using CPM and other tools (PERT/MSC).
  • Apply a more systematic analysis to defining and treating risk to help decisions to proceed and aid in managing the work as it moves through the various phases of design and construction.
  • Construct a more definite categorization of risk using a risk registry to identify and quantify the risks in a project.
  • Apply methods involving financial benefit analysis, contract clauses, insurance and other instruments for development and construction activities.
  • Develop plans to aid in minimizing losses and enhancing profitability.

Effective as of Fall 2011

Related Programs

Risk Management in Design & Construction of Buildings (CMGT 8060) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Construction Management
    Bachelor of Technology Full-time/Part-time


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