2 April 2014
A senior executive of the Big Dig in Boston – one of America’s
most ambitious and challenging urban infrastructure projects – will
be in Toronto to share insights into why projects go wrong, and
what can be done to address and mitigate risks.
Virginia Greiman, former Deputy Counsel and Risk Manager from
the Big Dig, will deliver a keynote presentation at a seminar
hosted by GHD, one of the world’s leading engineering, architecture
and environmental consulting companies.
Now a professor at Boston and Harvard universities, Virginia
will draw on her personal experience, along with material from her
recent book about the Big Dig that included interviews with project
engineers, executive oversight commission officials, and core
managers. Her presentation will cover interrelation of technical,
legal, political, and social factors.
Rounding out the seminar discussion will be perspectives on
implementing a risk culture for the PanAm Games next summer in
Toronto, deploying risk-sharing concepts for the local Hanlan
feedermain project in the Peel Region, and integrating risk
assessment methods early in the design process to reduce injury
risks at the Melbourne Main Sewer Project in Australia.
The seminar will be held on Thursday, 10 April at the BMO
Institute for Learning, Toronto. For more information, please visit
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