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March 14, 2017
Risk Management Newsletter
Risk Management in Underground Construction
 
A monthly newsletter by TBM: Tunnel Business Magazine highlighting issues related to risk management for tunneling and underground construction projects.
 
 
 
Addressing Insurance During the Contract Development Stage
 

Addressing Insurance During the Contract Development Stage I recently attended a conference of underground construction professionals to discuss insurance and risk management issues. Before starting my presentation, I asked the following two questions: (i) “How many of you are involved in claims resolution either with insurance companies or with contractors when something goes wrong during or after construction?” (ii) “How many of you are involved in the construction contract formation phase and have input into issues of insurance and allocation of liability before the deal is signed?” Read More

 
 
Ventilation and Safety Systems Design for SR99 Single Bore Tunnel

Ventilation and Safety Systems Design for SR99 Single Bore Tunnel Innovative design of Seattle’s SR 99 tunnel facilities required close coordination of static and dynamic safety systems for both emergency and normal operating conditions. Static systems that do not require detection and activation, include the pressurized egress corridors and design geometry to limit unsafe conditions developed by either fire or pollutant concentrations during normal operations. Dynamic systems activated by fire detection systems or pollutant concentration monitoring systems include ventilation systems and deluge fixed fire suppression sprinkler systems.
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Risk Management Seminar Held in Malaysia
 
Risk Management Seminar Held in Malaysia
 
The Tunneling and Underground Space Technical Division of the Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM), organized a two-day training session on the topic of Risk Management in Tunneling on Nov. 13-14, 2016. This training session, supported by the ITA-CET Foundation, took place at the Tan Sri Prof. Chin Fung Kee Auditorium, Wisma IEM, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.
 
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Dates, Location Set for 2nd Annual Risk Management Course
 
Dates, Location Set for 2nd Annual Risk Management Course
 
Organizers have announced that the 2nd annual Risk Management in Underground Construction course will be held Nov. 28-29, 2017, at the Residence Inn Arlington Capital View in Arlington, Virginia. The venue is located adjacent to Reagan National Airport and just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.
 
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UCA Risk Management Guidelines Available for Download

UCA Risk Management Guidelines Available for DownloadThe Underground Construction Association of SME (UCA) recently endorsed the new “Guidelines for Improved Risk Management Practice on Tunnel and Underground Projects in the United States.” This document is an outgrowth of the insurance industry’s 2006 “A Code of Practice for Risk Management of Tunnel Works,” and has been adapted to U.S. contracting practices. The Guidelines recommend a detailed process for doing a risk assessment, and developing a list of mitigations. Read More


 
 
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