Risk-Based Approach

Following the practices long used in industries such as the oil and gas, chemical process, energy, and commercial aerospace sectors, CTLGroup engineers many times will approach the inspection of a building or a major civil infrastructure structure utilizing a risk-based approach.  In other words, they will utilize hazard assessment techniques and risk-based inspection methods based on the knowledge of the risk of a failure.

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This approach combines the likelihood (probability) of failure due to possible deterioration or damage with an assessment of the possible consequences of such a failure.

For more information on this risk-based method, click here to a paper co-authored by Dennis McCann, PE, Ph.D. for the ASCE Structures Congress 2015.

Other related risk management services include:

  • Due Diligence Inspections
  • Structural Evaluations
  • Construction Risk Evaluations & Mitigation
  • Multi-Hazard Vulnerability Assessments
  • Forensic Investigations


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