Risk management forms an actual part of the standard baggage and job responsibilities of the construction manager. Risk management is never a goal in itself but a facilitating process with regard to risk consciousness, balanced decision-making and control of major uncertainties concerning process and project.
There is also an increasing demand for risk management as a separate discipline. An auxiliary risk manager can be of added value to the construction manager as far as creating consciousness and support are concerned. The risk manager may also play an important role in activating the parties involved (stakeholders) permanently and allowing insight by means of supplying concise and clear management information.
Apart from the application of risk management within our own organization (quality control system) risk management provides added value in all phases of the project. Risk management is an ongoing process which identifies, assesses and implements risks by taking control measures. This means that the appointment of a risk manager will contribute to the success of the project.