In its broadest sense, due diligence refers to the care that a reasonable person would exercise to avoid harm to other people or their property before undertaking a task or project. In an engineering context, however, due diligence has a stricter definition, and in this one-day course it’s covered in detail.
The course will explain how to identify potential project ‘show stoppers’, and will cover why the use of the risk management standard ISO 31000 cannot, in itself, demonstrate due diligence.
It will present a process that has been widely used throughout Australia to deliver projects on time, on budget and to specification, to the satisfaction of all key stakeholders.
As a participant, you’ll learn how to identify the fundamentals of project due diligence, apply techniques to identify a project's critical success factors and apply top-down vulnerability techniques to project risk issues.
Build your Chartered competencies
This training course builds skills and knowledge in the following Engineers Australia Chartered status competencies*:
5. Engage with the relevant community and stakeholders
6. Identify, assess and manage risks
10. Taking action
*Completing this course does not automatically guarantee a competency, it provides participants with the underpinning knowledge required to develop specific Chartered competencies.
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This is a course designed for engineers and project managers who are responsible for construction projects and who possess three or more years of experience in the field.
Richard Robinson is an experienced and well-respected risk and due diligence engineer, sharing his knowledge and expertise in books, academic papers and with some of Australia’s biggest organisations. He regularly presents on the advantages of adopting the precaution based approach to risk instead of the hazard based process, which has been dominant in Australia.
Richard is currently the Director and Chairman of R2A, an independent practice of due diligence engineers, specialising in providing engineering consulting services, expert due diligence and risk management advice, risk management tools, risk management application, education and general trouble shooting.
Gaye Francis is an experienced risk and due diligence engineer and project manager with a diverse range of project experience collected over 15 years of consulting activities with R2A.
Gaye has worked with both private and government clients across a wide range of industries including road, rail, marine, mining, aviation and water.
As a Director at R2A, Gaye is involved in all aspects of the practice and oversees the consulting stream. She shares her expertise to help organisations minimise risk and maintain compliance with the law. In-house tasks include contribution to and development of the R2A text, Risk & Reliability: Engineering Due Diligence (now in its ninth edition), preparation of conference papers and training courses, and continual development of the R2A methods of work.
This course covers the following topics:
Introduction to risk
Technical risk assessment techniques
Project due diligence