Explain how a procurement and contract strategy can be used to allocate risk between stakeholders. Do you think the strategy used by in your case study was successful and what alternative approaches how could it have been used?

two aspects of construction risk management related either to procurement strategies, standard forms of contracts, resolving contractual disputes or health & safety.

For civil engineers often the focus is on construction phase risk. However, many of the opportunities to significantly impact these risks come earlier in the project lifecycle. One of the indicators of a well-run project is the use of a risk management approach where such considerations are a key part of the process.
In 1,500 words or less answer 2 of the following 4 questions in reference to a case study you have chosen. The case study should relate to a mega project such as the Thames Tideway tunnel, Crossrail or London Olympic Games.
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1. Explain how a procurement and contract strategy can be used to allocate risk between stakeholders. Do you think the strategy used by in your case study was successful and what alternative approaches how could it have been used?
2. Set out the forms of contracts in use across the construction industry and explain, with case studies, where each form could be most suitably used.
3. Describe the dispute resolution methods used by construction industry. In your opinion, and supported by case studies, when should each method be applied to greatest effect?
4. What are the key components of a system of H&S management? With reference to a case study, how can the success of such programmes be measured?