Skip to content

Guidance for design risk management

Improving design risk management (DRM) in the construction industry.

Guidance for design risk management

Content type: Best practice

Last updated: 07 October 2022

Author/s: ICE

Design risk management (DRM) is a means by which designers can demonstrate that their designs can be built, used, maintained and eventually demolished without negatively affecting the safety, health and wellbeing of those involved in the construction process or those who may be impacted by the structure. The purpose of this document is to provide the reader with an understanding of how to discharge certain duties relating to the management of risk where projects fall within the remit of The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015).