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Special General Session, "Rebuilding the World Trade Center," Planned for 31st IRMI Construction Risk Conference

Release Date: Sep 7, 2011

Release Date: September 8, 2011
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DALLAS—International Risk Management Institute, Inc. (IRMI), is pleased to offer a unique learning opportunity through its general session for the 31st IRMI Construction Risk Conference. “Rebuilding the World Trade Center: A Case Study in Safety and Risk Management” will be held November 15, 2011, at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront.

Using footage from the “America Rebuilds” documentary, this session will demonstrate the challenges associated with the design and construction of the new World Trade Center office towers, transportation hub, and memorial, as well as some of the financing and political challenges of the project. A panel of risk management professionals representing the project owner, contractor, and key insurance providers will draw from the video footage to describe the challenges encountered in ensuring the safety of future occupants, construction workers, and the general public, as well as the enormous challenge of assembling the insurance for the project.

“This panel discussion will present proactive and positive risk management lessons learned from a very positive development for our country—the rebuilding of the World Trade Center and dedication of the memorial on this tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks,” said IRMI President & CEO Jack Gibson, CRIS. A preview video is available at

The six-person panel will represent the perspectives of all sides of the risk management process for this huge construction project, including project management, safety, risk management, insurance brokerage, and insurance underwriting. Attendees will leave with not only an appreciation of how it was done on this project but also how some of the innovative tactics they employed can be used on other projects.

The 31st IRMI Construction Risk Conference is the place for construction risk professionals to get answers and make certain they have implemented risk management best practices. Each year, the Conference brings about 1,000 leading project owners, general contractors, subcontractors, developers, insurers, and insurance brokers together to explore and convey state-of-the-art ideas and techniques for improving insurance coverages, controlling insurance costs, and fine-tuning risk management programs. It also provides an unparalleled opportunity to build a powerful network of new industry contacts and revisit established ones. For further information on the Conference and to register, visit or call 800–827–4242.