Construction Risk Management

    EX 1111 is offered this fall:

Man­ag­ing risk is a crit­i­cal func­tion to ensure suc­cess­ful con­struc­tion projects. Con­struc­tion is inher­ent­ly risky includ­ing aspects such as: costs, time, phys­i­cal (per­son­al and prop­er­ty), envi­ron­men­tal, juris­dic­tion­al, rep­u­ta­tion, and gen­er­al lia­bil­i­ty. Risk lev­els and sen­si­tiv­i­ty must be con­sid­ered in detail for every project. This course will pro­vide par­tic­i­pants a sol­id foun­da­tion in the con­cepts, tools and tech­niques of con­struc­tion risk man­age­ment. The course draws from var­i­ous per­spec­tive of the con­struc­tion indus­try to give stu­dents a well-round­ed approach to this process and an under­stand­ing of the ratio­nale used in devel­op­ing effec­tive risk man­age­ment systems.

Course at a glance
  • Recognized by CIQS, Gold Seal, and Blue Seal both as required education for accreditation and continuing professional development (post-accreditation maintenance).
  • Aimed at a wide range of construction workers, including tradesmen and journeymen, managers and supervisors, administrators, contractors, consultants, architects, and construction business owners.
  • Learning resources and materials available through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool.
What you will learn

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe the concepts of risk control.
  • Describe all risks associated with the construction industry for construction projects using a systematic classification of risks.
  • Complete risk identification procedures for construction projects.
  • Complete a construction risk assessment for the project after determining the total risk profile that the project demonstrates.
  • Develop a risk analysis using quantitative methods that will appropriately value the risk for the construction project.
  • Create a risk management process plan that will aid the participant in meeting the challenges that each risk presents.
  • Develop risk management techniques to deal with specific categories of risks.
  • Develop risk response strategies (including strategies for mitigating major risks) that will provide specific actions to deal with risks of various types.
  • Perform a root cause analysis to help recommend proper actions to deal with situations for where risks were not previously identified.
  • Review case studies and report on the risks associated with each example.


Take note:
  • Prior knowledge of project management is recommended for student success.
  • Final exam will be held in class; in-class participation will be graded, including group work and case study review.
Dec 11, 2021Dec 18, 2021






8:30 am – 4:30 pm MT


8:30 am – 4:30 pm MT

Syn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

21 hours of instruction

In synchronous online courses, students move through the course material at the same pace as their peers. These courses also provide learners with pre-scheduled online lectures that have the instructor and students interacting at the same time. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

Kenneth King

Your Instructor

Kenneth KingID: kenneth-king

Class info
  • This is a syn­chro­nous course that fea­tures live online activ­i­ties at pre­de­ter­mined times. For the real-time class­room ses­sions, a com­put­er with both audio input and out­put is required. To start your online learn­ing expe­ri­ence vis­it www​.ext​-leo​.ca/​s​t​u​dents
  • 21 course hours in total
  • Cost assistance: may be eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant, the Canada Training Benefit, and the Skilled Immigrant Micro-Loan.
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    Cor­po­rate mul­ti-reg­is­tra­tion pack­ages (groups of 4 or more) are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at for pre­ferred pricing.
  • Open for registration until December 11, 2021. Register at least one week before the course start date to secure your spot. If space is available you may register until the day the course starts. Refunds, withdrawals & transfers policies
This course has no prerequisites

Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.

Take note:

  • Prior knowledge of project management is recommended for student success.
  • Final exam will be held in class; in-class participation will be graded, including group work and case study review.
Currently counts towards

We recommend that you apply to the program as soon as possible to lock in your course requirements as they are subject to change.

*If you are already enroled in this program, please refer to your specific program requirements as outlined at the time of your admission: Bear Tracks > Academic Advisement.

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EX 1111 is offered this fall: