avoiding claims in building design risk management in practice pdf


Malcolm Taylor FRICS was a partner in Building Design Partnership responsible for co-ordination of quality in practice operation including professional indemnity matters, terms of engagement and building contracts. He led the team which introduced a quality management system and obtained ISO 9001 certification. He has lectured and written widely on management systems for construction professionals, including contractual and quality assurance aspects.


Introduction: Part 1 – Principles and Practice of Risk Management; Defining and identifying risk; Risk anatomy of practice; A view of the professions; Their risk patterns;.

The boundaries of risk between the professions; Quality assurance and risk management compared; Relationships between practitioner; Insurers and legal professions; Steps necessary to introduce risk management into the office: Part 2 – The Techniques of Risk Management; Setting up appointment; Creating the team; Means of controlling resourcing; Managing the job; Health and safety; CDM; The building procurement process; Tendering and contract award; Administering the building contract; Post-completion; How to handle claims against the practice; Archiving; I.T.; Appendices