Design Insurance Risk Management

Design Insurance Risk Management

Many design firms attend risk management training sessions and implement certain practices based on an industry trend or project claim. Other firms may only concentrate on contracts and insurance coverage’s as a risk management strategy, which only addresses a portion...
Using Construction Contracts for Design Services

Using Construction Contracts for Design Services

Does utilizing construction contracts for design services impact my common law Standard of Care?  Using a construction contract for design services may well alter a design firm’s Standard of Care, particularly if the construction contract contains warranties or...
Selecting the Right Professional Liability Broker

Selecting the Right Professional Liability Broker

For design professionals, finding the right insurance broker can present a challenge. You need someone with ample experience handling the professional liability needs of architects and engineers, and who offers a wealth of value-added services. Only if your broker has...
Building Design: From Green to WELL Building Design

Building Design: From Green to WELL Building Design

WELL Building Design For some time now, building “green” was an emphasis in the design community. Energy efficiency and using alternative sources of energy were the goal for major building projects. Now that most builders take some consideration of...
Document Retention: Rules of Thumb for Design Professionals

Document Retention: Rules of Thumb for Design Professionals

Document Retention In this age of terabyte-sized digital memory banks and the seemingly infinite storage possibilities of “the cloud,” understanding how long a design professional should retain project documents can be tricky. More and longer aren’t always better, but...
Limitation of Liability Clauses

Limitation of Liability Clauses

Court Upholds Limitation of Liability Clause Construction Risk Magazine recently ran an article covering a lawsuit were a limitation of liability clause was contested. The clause was originally set at a significant percentage of the design professional’s fee,...