In recent decades, the definition of risk has evolved from the consideration and avoidance of potentially catastrophic events (through engineering due diligence) to the management of processes to achieve the most desirable outcome.
A knowledge of risk engineering principles during all stages of the project lifecycle, from conception to delivery, helps engineers, managers and others deliver on time, to budget and within performance specifications. The need for comprehensive risk management processes increases with project budget, technical complexity and the number of disciplines and stakeholders involved. Risk management of engineering design is also mandated under international standards. Examples of the application of risk engineering are being collected in the REBOK case studies section.
Use the navigation menu to explore general principles of risk engineering and management that are broadly applicable, or those specific to major engineering disciplines, application categories, industries and professional specialisations.
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