The Structural engineering procedures for design are very explicit that arguably a model to risk quantification is potential.
The rationale of the study is to develop a model to assess quantitative risk in the process as to how to go about with the procedures and eventually label it with risk ranking. The risk model was done using a master logic diagram where all the events were considered as potential failure mode/errors in the design calculations. The study attempted to trace the possible errors by expanding the master logic diagram to functional events sequence diagram where the detailed structural design procedures were brought to its initiating levels.
The research had come up with a Master Logic Model (MLM) to assess quantitative risk in building structural analysis and design process development, and then linked to one initiating event of failure of the beam, - the flexural failure. The Quantitative Risk Assessment resulted to non-zero quantity, which affirmed that risk in the structural design could not be negated. The risk ranking matrix served as the platform whereby the reliability and the initiating events quantified numbers were correlated.
The correlation therefore, corresponds to the values of the probability of the initiating events to happen and its scale on the Risk Ranking matrix.