March 7, 2022

Risk Management for Infrastructure Geotechnical Features





Risk Management is not a new concept. In fact, the earliest successful applications
were documented in the early 1970s. Risk Management has been and can be successfully
used at multiple levels within an agency or company: organizational, program, project
and activity. The benefits, limitations, and “misunderstandings” regarding risk
management are well documented. Unfortunately, this powerful tool is often
misunderstood and misapplied.


In general, the infrastructure community and specifically the geotechnical engineering
and construction communities have generally avoided applying risk management
effectively on a mainstream and routine basis. In addition, many engineers and
infrastructure specialists fail to be able to consistently document and demonstrate
the outcomes and value of risk management to their team members, managers and
external stakeholders. Finally, geotechnical specialists are unfortunately often not
represented in team settings where risk management training and project and program
applications are used.


This webinar addresses the basics of Risk Management with a focus on its application
for Infrastructure Geotechnical features: structural foundations, earth retaining
structures, engineered earthworks, geotechnical aspects of pavements and ground
improvement methods. The information in this webinar applies to all infrastructure
sectors: buildings, airports, pipelines, roadways, railroads, transit, ports and


Speaker – Jerry A. DiMaggio, P.E., D.GE, M.ASCE, ARA-ASSOCIATE
Jerry DiMaggio has more than 45 years of experience in civil engineering and heavy
construction. He is internationally recognized for his contributions to design,
construction, forensic assessment, and dispute resolution and innovation deployment.
As a Senior Principal Engineer - Associate at Applied Research Associates, Inc.
(ARA), Mr. DiMaggio serves as project manager and technical subject matter expert on
a diverse suite of projects. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering, is
a professional engineer in several states and is a Master Trainer. He has provided
consulting services on approximately 1000 civil construction and business-related
projects in all 50 states, throughout the Americas, several Middle Eastern countries
and Australia. He has presented hundreds of seminars and workshops. Mr. DiMaggio’s
technical areas of specialty include structural foundations, earth retaining
structures, ground improvement techniques, engineered earthworks, risk management,
forensic engineering, dispute resolution for transportation, building and energy
projects and programs. He has participated in over 25 dispute resolution projects
ranging from DRBs, Mediations, Arbitrations, and bench and jury trials in Federal and
States proceedings.


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