Mitigating Extreme Weather Events: The Impact of Climate Change on Design Professionals

Posted on: August 2, 2022 by Professional Underwriters Agency

Did you know design firms have been found liable for extreme weather damage, even when codes have been met? In this webinar, learn how climate change may be changing risks and liability for design professionals. Download Webinar Slides Learning Objectives > Become familiar with professional responsibility for designing to mitigate against damage from foreseeable flooding […] Read More

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Preconstruction Services: Cure or Curse? — Webinar Recording

Posted on: May 26, 2022 by Professional Underwriters Agency

As preconstruction services become more widely used in the commercial construction industry, this timely webinar evaluates the competing values and risks of this evolving trend. Download Webinar Slides Learning Objectives > Understand the growing use of preconstruction services and the competing values and risks > Identify the impacts on the applicable standard of care for […] Read More

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Employment Law Overview: Your Rights and Obligations – Webinar Recording

Posted on: April 14, 2022 by Professional Underwriters Agency

Employee and employer rules and regulations can be daunting or confusing, and often leave a business vulnerable or potentially at legal risk. Understanding that federal laws can change frequently, this webinar aims to ensure that design-build business owners know their rights and obligations based on current legal principles in employment law. Download Webinar Slides Learning […] Read More

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Breaking Down B101 Agreements – Webinar Slides

Posted on: January 21, 2022 by Professional Underwriters Agency

Design professionals often use form contracts from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) — but do they fully understand the AIA B101™ 2017 Agreement between Owner and Architect? The B101 Owner-Architect Agreement is the standard form of agreement between Owner and Architect for services and it’s critical to understand the terms and conditions. This webinar, […] Read More

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PUA Featured in ProNetwork News

Posted on: November 1, 2021 by Professional Underwriters Agency

Professional Underwriters Agency (PUA) Program Director, Sandip Chandarana, recently penned an article for ProNetwork News — the bi-monthly newsletter of aeProNet — that provides key insights on why A&E and other firms should never take a gamble when it comes to their professional liability carrier. At PUA, our team has focused on the A&E space […] Read More

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Minimizing Risk: Reviewing and Revising Key Risk Allocation Clauses – Webinar Recording

Posted on: October 22, 2021 by Professional Underwriters Agency

Contracts used in design and construction allocate numerous risks among the different contracting parties. Understanding the ins and outs of these allocation clauses is critical to proactively assessing and managing contractual risks. Learning Objectives > Review case law pertaining to these clauses > Identify allocation clauses and understand risk allocation pitfalls to avoid > Learn […] Read More

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Key Litigation Lessons for Design Professionals – Webinar Slides

Posted on: June 9, 2021 by Professional Underwriters Agency

With 2020 in the rear-view mirror, there were several notable court decisions over the last year that addressed risk and liability — which could impact the future of your design practice. This webinar in partnership with J. Kent Holland of Construction Risk, dives into recent court cases involving design professionals and offer insights on the […] Read More

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Liability Issues Arising out of Design and Design-Build Contracts – Webinar Recording

Posted on: January 26, 2021 by Professional Underwriters Agency

More contractors are going beyond their traditional role of builder and stepping into other roles in an effort to improve the efficiency and profitability of projects. However, with new roles comes new risks. With the help of this webinar, learn how to effectively identify and manage these new risks in design contracts, leverage recent court […] Read More

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Webinar on Demand – Managing the Contractual Risk in Miscellaneous Clauses

Posted on: August 19, 2020 by Professional Underwriters Agency

We partnered with Construction Risk, LLC to explore some of the most important contract provisions that are often buried in the vaguely named “Miscellaneous Clauses.” This timely webinar addresses the important consequences of these provisions, including the limitation of liability and waiver of consequential damages, and why you need to be sure you have adequate […] Read More

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Webinar on Demand – COVID-19: Addressing Impacts of Schedule Delays and Project Suspensions, Plus Misc. Lessons Learned from 2019 Court Decisions

Posted on: April 22, 2020 by Professional Underwriters Agency

This webinar by Kent Holland addresses risk management issues arising out of delays and impacts from COVID-19 to construction project schedules, and also reviews lessons learned from decisions rendered by courts in 2019.  The webinar was originally hosted on Wednesday, June 3rd, at 1PM EST Topics That Were Covered: Fiduciary Duty Differing Site Condition Claims […] Read More

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