Infrastructure risk

The Infrastructure Risk Special Interest Group is intended for individuals interested in all aspects of infrastructure risk as it relates to design; construction; management; funding; insurance; technology advances and resilience.

Group aims and objectives

Our overarching aim is to help improve project performance within the Infrastructure space, both in the UK and internationally, by helping to improve the application of risk management thinking and process. In order to achieve this we will help shape and inform the development of ‘best’ practice risk management across projects, programmes and portfolios by providing a platform to:

1) Review existing and emerging risk management tools and techniques

2) Understand specific risks to infrastructure projects – supply chain, contract, natural hazard etc

3) Learn from risk management practice in high profile project case studies

4) Develop guidance for risk management

5) Serve as a forum for networking for risk management practitioners within the Infrastructure community


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Group Chair: Wes Cadby

Team Members: Sam OlomoJemma BoyceVinay ShrivastavaLeigh WestonGareth ByattFaye SellersAmoge NwajideChantelle Morrissette 

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The Infrastructure SIG Newsletter

We publish a newsletter on a regular basis. Past editions are available below: 

July 2019

February 2019

October 2018

May 2018 


Infrastructure Risk Research

The IRM Infrastructure Risk SIG would like to support some research being conducted by Matthew Hannaway into the extent that cultural factors affect the implementation of risk management in infrastructure projects.

Matthew recently presented at our recent SIG event in Bristol, and the details as to how you can support his research are found via this link.



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Latest News

IRM’s Infrastructure Special Interest Group (SIG) discuss key topics facing risk managers

Article by Gareth Byatt of the IRM Infrastructure Risk SiG The Infrastructure SIG recently organised a meeting at the Shard in London, for over 35 risk professionals who work primarily in major rail, aviation, public utility and road programmes to discuss key areas of risk management practices affecting the infrastructure sector. The event was organised by Jemma Boyce, GradIRM, Risk &
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Future events 

Risk and Value Management within projects (collaborative event with the IVM)

PLEASE NOTE: This has been cancelled as a precaution to safeguard against Coronavirus. We are looking into rescheduling the event, please check back here or sign up to the SIG via MyIRM to receive the latest updates. 

Date: Thursday 19 March 2020

12:00 - 17:00

Location:  WSP Offices, Three White Rose Office Park, Millshaw Park Lane, Leeds, LS11 0DL


Previous meetings

Risk Management for Project 13 

Date: Wednesday 04 September 2019

12:15 - 17:00

Location:  The Shard, 32 London Bridge St, SE1 9SG
Booking: Registration closed


Growing quantitative risk management capability within the Infrastructure / Construction industry 

Date: Thursday 15 August 2019

12:30 - 16:30

Location:  IRM, 2nd Floor, Sackville House, 143-149 Fenchurch Street, London EC3M 6BN
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Webinar: Infrastructure Risk Updates from the UK, Middle East and Australia 

Date: Thursday 7th June, 2018

9-10:30am UK/11-12:30 Kingdom of Saudi Arabia/6-7:30pm Sydney

Location:  Webinar- Details sent after registering


Emerging Trends in Infrastructure Risk Management


Tuesday 20th February 2018


Refreshments: 13:30

Event begins: 14:00 - 16:30


Duff & Phelps
14th Floor, The Shard, 32 London Bridge St, London SE1 9SG

Please be aware that entry to the building is only permissible upon registration for the event.

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Duff & Phelps