The African Construction industry can now look forward to its very own annual conference on Construction Risk. The decision was made in September 2018 after the industry expressed a need to stay ahead of matters relating to risk management and mitigation within the various stages of projects within the industry.
BizStrat, the event organisers, in association with Sheqafrica.com, are inviting the industry to join the inaugural conference to be held at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg from 21 to 23 November 2018.
The 3 day Conference will kick off with two pre-conference workshops on the 21st of November on Governance, Risk, Compliance and Ethics in Construction presented by Dr. Janette Minaar Van-Veijeren of ProEthics and HSE Legal Risk & Compliance presented by Rudy D. Maritz of Le Roux Maritz & Partners.
The Conference hopes to attract industry leaders from all over Africa to share knowledge and experience and to create a uniform understanding of Construction Risk management throughout the stages of the construction process from inception to close out.
Over the 2 days a total of 12 construction risks specialists will present information and case studies on various topics including worker compensation, insurance risk, construction guarantees, environmental risks, fraud and corruption and client base line risk assessments.
From Design and structural risks to the use of information technology and building information modelling as a risk assessment tool, the conference offers something for every person involved in construction project planning and execution.
Leighton Bennett of Benrisk Consulting will be presenting an in-depth look at the difference between base line risk assessments and the subsequent processes, and Adv. Steven Powell of ENSafrica will address corruption, fraud and bribery and how to prevent it within the industry.
Program director, Rudy Maritz, said “the conference opens the door for industry to get together and develop a better understanding of the risks that threatens the industry and will allow a platform for knowledge sharing. The organisers have put a lot of thought into the conceptualising of it, and the program follows a typical story-line to allow for the flow of information in a manageable fashion. It is the ideal avenue for all involved in construction to think about risk and compliance and to develop strategies to mitigate and minimise these risks.”
Persons interested in attending the conference can find the relevant information and online registration on the Construction Risk Africa website www.constructionriskafrica.co.za
Source: Media Release – Construction Risk Africa 2018