Modern Implementations of Risk and Crisis Management in Geotechnical Engineering: Riskope at GeoMontreal 2013

Modern Implementations of Risk and Crisis Management in Geotechnical Engineering: Riskope at GeoMontreal 2013

Aug 1st, 2013

GeoMontreal 2013 is pleased to offer a choice of full-day short courses as part of the official conference program. Modern Implementations of Risk and Crisis Management in Geotechnical Engineering by Riskope at GeoMontreal 2013 is a short course to be held Sunday, September 29, 2013 at the Hilton Bonaventure.

Modern Implementations of Risk and Crisis Management in Geotechnical Engineering: Riskope at GeoMontreal 2013

Riskope’s course will bring much needed methodological and practical answers to anyone involved in evaluating and prioritizing risks in geotechnical projects (including prefeasibility level), as well as operations and decision-making. Rational Risk & Crisis Management will bring value by optimizing risk exposures. In fact it will give your project a leading competitive edge.
Attendees will gain an understanding of do’s and don’ts in Risk Management and Crisis Management, as well as how risk can be integrated in the decision making process. Numerous examples (geotechnical projects world-wide, from transport related to dams, landslides, environmental rehabilitations, etc.) drawn from Dr. Oboni’s day to day practice will create a solid link between theoretical aspects and day-to-day real-life events. Thus the detailed content will include:

Laying the foundations: overview and glossary of Risk & Crisis Management

  • Management Approaches
  • Hazards vs. risks examples and comments on the need for a unified glossary
  • Distinguishing safety from risk, Risk Assessment from Audit, Risk Assessment from HAZOP and finally
  • Examples of risks degenerating in crises

Comparison and difference of Qualitative vs. Quantitative Risk Assessment

  • Assessing and Presenting Risks as well as Historic Methods and Approaches examples
  • ISO 31000 and 31010
  • Failure Tree Analysis and other tools (audience proposes examples), PIGs risk matrix (Probability Impact Graphs, FMEA), and finally
  • Risk ranking/Risk prioritization

Characterizing hazards, consequences, qualitative and quantitative risks

  • Qualitative as well as quantitative probabilities/likelihoods
  • Qualitative/quantitative consequences
  • Tailings dams systems examples
  • Assessment of Crises
  • Risk Tolerance and Acceptability (Acceptance) thresholds, and finally
  • ALARA; ALARP; BACT and ORE priorization (ranking)

Role of Rational Risk Assessment in special emerging scenarios

  • Climate Change
  • Force Majeure Clauses
  • Insurance denial
  • B2B solutions
  • When is soon, soon enough?
  • When is late, too late? Finally,
  • Discussions and Conclusions

About the Instructor
 Dr. Franco Oboni heads Riskope, an international practice on Risk and Crisis Management based in Vancouver, B.C., Canada, and Lausanne, Switzerland. He is a consultant, coach, as well as author of over fifty papers and co-author of numerous books. Franco regularly gives seminars and workshops worldwide.
Dr. Oboni has managed a broad range of risk and crisis mitigation projects, risk and security audits and geo-environ-mental hazard mitigation studies. Those include critical infrastructure, cyber risks, and even aerospace. In fact, consulting and teaching have brought Franco to work in four continents. Projects have included definition of needs, training for corporate clients, negotiations with community leaders, as well as the preparation of monitoring programs, Risk Assessments and Optimum Risk Estimates (ORE, the flagship product of Riskope).

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Category: Optimum Risk Estimates, Risk analysis, Risk management, Tolerance/Acceptability

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