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DON’T GET SCREWED

Discover how to side-step the major
pitfalls of large scale construction projects

A must watch
“game-changing” video
before hiring a CM or Gc

Steve Whitehorn’s book is revolutionary and transformative. It outlines how to contain and manage risk while letting designers and contractors do what they do best-design and build buildings. It is a must-read for any owner seriously considering designing and constructing a building or for those who are part of the process (Architects, Engineers and Builders). Steve’s insights and solution could not have come soon enough for a burdensome, inefficient, costly, adversarial and litigious industry.

David N. Scheuermann – AJA
Principal

In over 30years, I have never come across anyone more knowledgeable of the industry processes and risk management than Stephen Whitehorn. He is able to see the big picture and also drill down to the granular details. Most importantly, Steve is someone I completely trust.

Fabrizio Munoz
Principal - Munoz Engineering & Land Surveying

It’s a crowded marketplace for tech solutions to construction issues, mostly oriented toward increasing contractor profitability. You are on to something if you can do it from the owner’s side. The part about the submittal schedule rings very true, as does the lack of planning. Halfway through month 3 of a 4-month schedule, I had a contractor announce he needed 3 more months because of the architect… but he still has not delivered us up a submittal schedule. Affordable housing

Bruce Prescott
Santos Prescott & Associates

Steve is a trusted adviser and I have sought his sage wisdom on a regular basis for my entire career. He and his team are always striving to ensure we have a sound platform to practice from. Our collaboration is one of the best aspects of our business and a substantive factor in our success.

David Rubin
Principal - Land Collective

THESE WILL PROVIDE
ADVANTAGES FOR EACH STAKEHOLDER

OWNER

STAKEHOLDER ADVANTAGES​

Reduce the risk of budget and timeline blowouts on your construction projects.

ARCHITECT / ENGINEER

STAKEHOLDER ADVANTAGES​

Have greater control over the construction process, and stop hemorrhaging cash during construction. 

CONTRACTOR

STAKEHOLDER ADVANTAGES​

Create project clarity to improve your profitability and reputation.

Struggling to complete a project or about to get started? Find out more about the Risk Free Construction Solution™

A FORWARD THINKING PROGRAM THAT’S REVOLUTIONIZING CONSTRUCTION

How is it that nobody has ever created a system to tackle the large-scale, seemingly inbred problems of the construction industry?

We’re talking about incompetence, corruption, blame-shifting and overspending, which results in projects across all asset classes ending up behind schedule and over-budget.

As risk management specialists, we devised a management process which dramatically reduces the possibility of unreliable contractors ‘gaming the system’. As a result of this solution, the build process is managed from “cradle to grave”, and everyone is held accountable for staying on top of costs and timelines.

“Finishing on time and under budget does not have to be the “Impossible Dream” – Risk Free Construction Solution™. – Founder, Steve Whitehorn

Watch this video to find out more

ARCHITECT

Tired of feeling like a drive-up window to contractors?

Your Risk Free Construction Solution™ helps you stay in control of your projects.

“Large projects across all assets classes typically take 20% longer to complete and are up to 80% over budget.”

 – McKinsey & Company

THE RISK FREE CONSTRUCTION SOLUTION ™
MINDSET SCORECARD

What’s your mindset when it comes to construction projects?

Are you an open-minded big thinker or a risk-averse micro-manager?

When you understand your own mindset you’ll be able to see the potential pitfalls it creates. Take our
Construction Mindset Scorecard Quiz today!

ABOUT OUR FOUNDER
STEVE WHITEHORN

After an extensive career in loss prevention and risk management for architecture and engineering firms, Steve has seen one too many owners “get screwed” due to the unpredictable nature of the construction industry.

Determined to devise a solution, Steve turned his attention to solving the industry’s ‘unsolvable
problem’ and developed a method to control the budget, schedule and quality of large-scale construction projects.

Steve is passionate about protecting his
clients, solving their problems, and helping them become successful. He created the Risk Free
Construction Solution™ to achieve this on a
national basis.

THE SIX STEP PROCESS TO CONSTRUCTION PROJECT SUCCESS

We follow a tested six-step system to take the guesswork out of construction projects.

VIABILITY AUDIT ™

Actuaries, architects, engineers, building experts,
 and financial professionals provide an in-depth
analysis of your project’s viability.

PREDICTABILITY APPROACH ™

Fix it on paper first

Timing, sequencing, clash detection, procurement timelines, logistical concerns and staffing requirements are established prior to construction commencing, with your project being 

virtually ‘built’ 5-6 times in a computer laboratory. 

Optimising the sequencing of construction by revealing potential pitfalls dramatically reduces the number and magnitude of change orders. Everything is planned in 

advance, giving greater control and predictability over the outcome. 

TENDER ANALYSIS & CONTRACTOR SELECTION ™

Choose wisely for better outcomes

Risk Free Construction Solution™ analyses each bid to create transparency, putting you in a stronger position of understanding the bids, bidders and their subcontractors.

Each tender is carefully examined to expose possible
loopholes and assess the contractor and its
subcontractors. Armed with an understanding of each
provider and knowledge of appropriate costs, you are
in a better position to negotiate.

SEQUENCING ADVANTAGE™

Monitor progress daily

This virtual sequencing is given as a formula to your contractor, who executes the construction as if it were an assembly line. This allows your project to minimize delays and additional costs associated with them. The progress of construction is monitored on a daily basis, providing greater transparency and contractor accountability.

The optimized sequencing of the Predictability
Approach™ is executed during this phase to create greater predictability of your project’s outcome.

QUALITY MANAGEMENT PLATFORM ™

Optimise every project with true accountability

Risk Free’s proprietary Quality Management™ strategies force greater contractor accountability.

 

Leveraging the required information around the submittal schedule, RFI’s and substitution requests, shifts the flow of information back to the design team, vastly improving the quality of construction. 

CHANGE MANAGEMENT - “There are only three things in life you can guarantee - Death, taxes and change on a construction project!”

Close the information gap around change

Change is inevitable on construction projects. Risk Free Construction Solution™ gets in front of change orders by assessing the cost of change before it happens and determines the true cost of the materials and

labor required. 

 

With the help of the project’s Virtual Twin, design teams and owners have greater control and 

predictability around change management, 

and you can feel confident extra costs remain stable.

FUNDING SOLUTION™, if available

Reduce risk by giving all stakeholders (including lenders) greater peace of mind

By creating greater predictability, Risk Free Construction Solution™ can insure your project through its 
Funding Solution™


The Funding Solution™ protects owners from non-owner generated change orders, as well as other unexpected costs that could disrupt the construction process.

As a result, lenders are less concerned about the 

unpredictable nature of your project.

STAKEHOLDER SCORECARD™

Give contractors a review, just like Uber®️

At the completion of your project, your CM/general contractor and subcontractors are assessed to 

understand the performance of the company 

and its people.

 

This puts you in a stronger position to select a

contractor and its subs on your next project.

Steve Whitehorn’s book is revolutionary and transformative. It outlines how to contain and manage risk while letting designers and contractors do what they do best-design and build buildings. It is a must-read for any owner seriously considering designing and constructing a building or for those who are part of the process (Architects, Engineers and Builders). Steve’s insights and solution could not have come soon enough for a burdensome, inefficient, costly, adversarial and litigious industry.

David N. Scheuermann – AJA
Principal

In over 30years, I have never come across anyone more knowledgeable of the industry processes and risk management than Stephen Whitehorn. He is able to see the big picture and also drill down to the granular details. Most importantly, Steve is someone I completely trust.

Fabrizio Munoz
Principal - Munoz Engineering & Land Surveying

It’s a crowded marketplace for tech solutions to construction issues, mostly oriented toward increasing contractor profitability. You are on to something if you can do it from the owner’s side. The part about the submittal schedule rings very true, as does the lack of planning. Halfway through month 3 of a 4-month schedule, I had a contractor announce he needed 3 more months because of the architect… but he still has not delivered us up a submittal schedule. Affordable housing

Bruce Prescott
Santos Prescott & Associates

Steve is a trusted adviser and I have sought his sage wisdom on a regular basis for my entire career. He and his team are always striving to ensure we have a sound platform to practice from. Our collaboration is one of the best aspects of our business and a substantive factor in our success.

David Rubin
Principal - Land Collective

WHY CHOOSE THE RISK FREE CONSTRUCTION SOLUTION™?

Great companies rely on optimization and accountability at every level.

It’s time construction projects did the same. 

EXTENSIVE FORWARD PLANNING

Every detail is planned in advance, including costs, sequencing, procurement timelines and personnel requirements. 

VIRTUAL TWIN

A digital replica identifies potential pain points and project roadblocks prior to costly change orders and re-work.

OWNER CONTROL

Better insight into hard costs and requirements for completing your 

construction project 

on time and on budget. 

SKIP THE BUDGET BLOWOUTS

Risk Free Construction 

Solution™ dramatically 

reduces the number and magnitude of unexpected change orders.

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RISK FREE CONSTRUCTION SOLUTION™

(MINDSET SCORECARD)

Risk Free Construction Solution™ (Mindset Scorecard)

Mindset 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Current
Score
Future
Score
1 Open Minded You’re happy with the way
things are and have no drive
for anything new in your life.
The status quo is acceptable.
You are not happy with the
status quo and you find yourself
always waiting and hoping for
someone to make things better.
You go through cycles of
creating new opportunities, yet
you are able to overcome most
challenges.
Each day, you have a focused
drive to create new opportunities.
No matter how challenging things
may get, you are determined to
push through all obstacles.
2 Ambitious You rely on highly developed
survival skills to succeed in
this challenging world.
You don’t particularly feel
overwhelmed by today’s
complexities, but you don’t see
where the breakthrough will
come from.
You have an answer to most
questions.
You comprehend complex
issues, appreciate new
ideas, and you are willing to
challenge the status quo.
3 Risk Taker You’re not going to take
unnecessary risks because
then you’ll be the one to
blame when things go bad.
Taking risks makes you nervous.
Whenever you’re forced to take
a risk, you hope and pray it will
be the right choice.
New ideas and ways to get
things done excite you.
However, you play it safe as it
feels better than taking too big
a risk.
You realize that all significant
progress comes from well-
researched and calculated risk
taking. You embrace and live
by this principle.
4 Think Big You are risk adverse so as not
to mess things up.
You are proud of your success,
but feel like you have not
achieved your potential.
You articulate a convincing
argument and vision, but you
are happy with the way things
are.
You believe down to the core
that anything is possible and
continually ask, “why not?” as
you look to change the rules
of the Industry.
5 Own the Future You are completely consumed
by the day-to-day of the
business and can’t see the
path forward through a fog of
uncertainty.
You are satisfied with your
current position, but you
feel uncertain regarding the
protection of your career's
future.
You understand what wins the
future and your career’s future
is protected from disruption.
You are continually peering
into the future to define and
create your organization’s
future and even your Industry’s
destiny.
6 Initiative You try things, but if they don’t
work out, you go back to tried
and true.
You try new things even if they
don’t work out, but it hasn’t
stopped you from continually
trying.
You feel you have been
innovative, but not willing to
take risks that are too big.
Your ambition, commitment,
and initiative are always
unwavering and you
constantly take action to move
forward.
7 Persistance You will give things a try, but
not push the envelope - some
things are just not meant to
be.
You stick to a plan and get
things done, but would like a
more clear path moving forward.
You get things done, and you
don’t want to change anything.
You are tenacious and always
find a way to see your goals
realized.
8 Energized and
Optimistic
You are pessimistic about the
future and believe that the
past will prove to be better
than the future.
You dream big and are on the
path to greatness, but don’t
know how to get there.
Your needs are met and as
such, you are going through
the motions as you are not
committed to future progress.
You are in awe of life and the
future places no limits on
growth. You attack each day
with a possibilities mindset.
Scorecard

If the delta between your scores is greater than 30 points, contact us now!

Risk Free Construction Solution™ | Info@RiskFreeConstruction.org

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