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...
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...
Cyber Liability for Architects & Engineers

Cyber Liability for Architects & Engineers

As design professionals embrace and integrate technology more and more into their practice, the threat of cyber related losses increases. Most design professionals liability insurance policies do not cover or address cyber liability, it’s a coverage that needs...
Insurance Coverage for New Design Professional Firms

Insurance Coverage for New Design Professional Firms

Finding coverage for a new entity can be tricky, even when the business owners are professionals with a proven track record. With that in mind, RLI created their Emerging Design Professionals (EDP) program. The program is tailored for new design firms and includes:...
Sample Contract Clauses

Sample Contract Clauses

PDI is a proud member of a/e ProNet and we frequently refer our retail agents to resources made available by them. One such resource was in the February issue of their newsletter titled: Template of Reasonable Contract Clauses for Design Professionals It’s a...
Demanding General Contractors and How to Meet Them Halfway

Demanding General Contractors and How to Meet Them Halfway

Some of the most frequently asked questions we hear are triggered by the disparities between the insurance coverage available to design professionals and the demands made for coverage by general contractors and their standard contracts. This is a nuanced area, and you...