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Tuesday, October 13 • 9:20am - 10:35am
Risk Management's Role in Construction and Renovation Planning

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Following years of deferred maintenance and few new facilities, our campuses are experiencing a significant increase in construction and renovation activity. While new and renovated facilities are wonderful for our institutions, these activities can cause undue hardship and present significant hazards to our community and institution. Each project presents its own unique opportunities and challenges, requiring each to be properly managed. Controlling liability hazards, protecting your campus community, preserving the financial integrity of the institution, and protecting the reputation of the institution are critical requirements for each project.

Gone are the days of signing a contract, turning our backs and hoping for the best. In recent years, high profile cases have involved students and construction workers killed by uncontrolled site activities, buildings improperly constructed, and projects significantly impacting the institution’s finances due to improper or inadequate contractual and financial controls.
This session will provide an overview of the means and methods that can protect the institution and the campus community. Improved student safety, better buildings, significant cost savings, and an increased level of site safety are just a few of the benefits to be recognized by enhanced risk management.

Note: Case studies, real-life experiences, and ready-to-implement take-away solutions will be a key part of this presentation

As a result of participating in this session:
 Attendees will have a sound understanding of the risks associated with construction and renovation activities and understand the need to address these risks.
 You will understand how to integrate accepted risk management practices into the construction process to protect the community and institution.
 And attendeess will begin to develop an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the campus administrators and their role in ensuring each project is properly managed.

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Mark Briggs

Vice President, Safety Management Resources Corporation
Mr. Briggs serves as the vice president of Safety Management Resources Corporation (SMRC), a full-service consulting firm delivering world class risk management and safety services to higher education clients. | | Mr. Briggs is an experienced, passionate and successful risk management and safety professional, serving as the risk manager for the University of Illinois for over 10 years and more recently as the first chief risk officer for... Read More →
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Phillip B. Dendy

Executive Director of Risk Management, University of Texas System
Phillip Dendy has served as executive director of risk management for The University of Texas System (the UT System) since 2003. Appointed systemwide compliance officer ad interim in January 2015. Provides comprehensive services including risk analysis, risk control, risk financing and claims management to the UT System, its nine academic and six health institutions and works with the institutions to develop and maintain effective compliance... Read More →

Tuesday October 13, 2015 9:20am - 10:35am
Minneapolis Ballroom A Hilton Minneapolis