ECRI Special Interest Groups Programme

The Engineering & Construction Risk Institute Special Interest Groups Programme

Special Interest Groups (SIG) Programme was established in 2010 due to very varied Industry Segments & Project Delivery structures of the ECRI Sponsors. SIG meetings are usually held in conjunction with one of the sponsors meetings.

There are currently four areas of specific interest being addressed under the SIG program:

  • Mega Projects (19 semi-annual meetings to-date) The most recent meeting was convened 23rd. October at the TechnipFMC offices in Houston, Texas with representatives from 9 Sponsor companies in attendance. A selection of the key topics on the agenda were: Advances in HSE during Project Delivery; Discussion of Geopolitical Issues, e.g. Crude oil market direction; Current developments in Saudi Arabia; Impact of US / China trade "war"; Schedule Risk and Escalation Strategies; Risks in Modular Construction.


  • Development, Civil, Power, Buildings and Infrastructure (18 semi-annual meetings to-date) The most recent meeting was convened in conjunction with the 2018 year-end Sponsors' meeting in Houston 6th. December 2018 at the Hilton Houston Post Oak Hotel with representatives from 7 Sponsor companies in attendance. Some of the key topics on the agenda were: Effects on the E&C industry brought about by Government actions; Digital Transformation in the Construction Industry; Challenges in Management transitioning from a Compliance to a Risk-Base Organization and Effectiveness of the Risk Management process.


  • Offshore Oil & Gas (6 meetings to-date) The most recent meeting was convened in conjunction with the 2018 year-end Sponsors' meeting in Houston 7th. December 2018 at the Bechtel Houston Offices with representatives from 3 Sponsor companies in attendance. Some of the key topics on the agenda were: Global Oil and Gas outlook; Escalation and Schedule Risk on mega-projects; Digitalization in Offshore O&G Projects; Trends in Contract Terms and Conditions and Requirement to Proceed with Client Directed Changes Without Agreement In Change Order Value.