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 strategy to control the budget, schedule and quality of large-scale construction projects.

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

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


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


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


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. 


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.


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.


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.


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.




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



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



Create project clarity to improve your profitability and reputation.

If you're in the middle of a project, or about to begin, click here.


“Most construction projects take 20 percent longer to finish than scheduled and go as high as 80 percent over budget.” – McKinsey & Co.

Skip the headaches and financial stress by accessing the
Risk Free Construction Solution™.

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