Tag Archives: engineers

Architect and Engineers and the standard of care

True or False? The standard of care of a design professional is perfection. When we ask this question to a room full of architects and engineers they typically chuckle and get this one right. The answer of course is “No” … Continue reading →

Contracts From Hell – Negotiating Design Professional Agreements (Part 1 of 2)

Pointing at Contract

All architect and engineering firms are faced with the same dilemma: Most owner-drafted agreements, if executed without modification, would put their firm at serious financial risk. Continue reading →

Use Construction Administration to Reduce Claims and Disputes

Architects Drawing

As a broker exclusively dedicated to providing insurance and risk management solutions to design professionals, I can tell you that there are certain steps design firms can and should take to mitigate their exposures to costly claims and client disputes. … Continue reading →

Architects and Engineers: Getting Paid Without Getting Sued

Bricks, Bucks, and Blueprints

The only things that are certain in life are death, taxes and insurance claims.  About one out of five design firms are dragged into a claim every year and there simply are few professions that take on such a disproportionate … Continue reading →