IHBC trustee, director of Edwards Hart Chartered Surveyors and Historic Building Consultants, and lead author of ‘BS 7913, Guide to the conservation of historic buildings’ (2013) reviews issues around risk management in conservation projects in a recent article featured on IHBC’s Conservation Wiki, hosted by IHBC’s Wiki partner Designing Buildings Wiki, the construction sector’s knowledge base.
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John Edwards writes:
A most robust risk management strategy starts when one looks at a building for the first time and doesn’t end at the completion of a ‘project’ but through into the use and occupation of a building. A robust approach also involves employing a competent team and deploying the necessary activities and risk management tools and then understanding that when one moves away from this ideal that risks are increased. However, one has to be proportionate and through a cost benefit analysis the balance in what are deemed to be reasonable actions and activities can be ascertained.
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