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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Webinar on Demand: Managing Construction Phase Professional Service Risk

Posted on: December 9, 2019 by Professional Underwriters Agency

Key learnings from this this webinar include how to: Handling request for information Shop drawings change orders Certifications Evaluation of contractor performance and job site safety View Webinar  

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Webinar On Demand: Risk Management of Code Compliance

Posted on: September 19, 2019 by Professional Underwriters Agency

Key learnings from this this webinar include how to: Gain a better understanding of building codes; Examine the code compliance provisions in the industry standard form agreements; Identify and manage risks arising from code compliance requirements in design contracts; Negotiate reasonable contract terms regarding code compliance View Webinar  

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Webinar On Demand: Contract Guide Course for Design Professionals

Posted on: July 8, 2019 by Professional Underwriters Agency

The course will review key contract clauses, including Standard of Care, Indemnification, Limitation of Liability, Ownership of Documents, Compliance with Laws, Incorporation by Reference, Dispute Resolution and more. Learning objectives to be discussed include: Learn about key contract clauses creating risks; Learn to negotiate contract clauses to allocate risk more appropriately; Study and learn contractual […] Read More

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Risk Management Lessons Learned from 2018 Litigation Involving Design Professionals Webinar On Demand

Posted on: April 23, 2019 by Professional Underwriters Agency

This webinar will focus on identifying and managing risks that arise from recent design professional litigation, and understanding how courts are interpreting Indemnity Clauses. You will also learn some tips for addressing new concerns, and how to address problematic standard of care and safety provisions in contracts. Learning objectives to be discussed include: Understanding how […] Read More

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Risk Management Corner: Professional Standard of Care by Kent Holland

Posted on: October 30, 2018 by Professional Underwriters Agency

In today’s soft marketplace, there is no shortage of markets, and agents and insureds have their choice of which markets they choose to work with. Whether or not that is true, most markets essentially claim their program is the best for the same reasons (i.e. strong paper, great service, broad policy form, etc.). When meeting with agents, […] Read More

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Quality Assurance/Quality Control for Designers & Design Builder Webinar On Demand

Posted on: October 1, 2018 by Professional Underwriters Agency

In this webinar, James T. Brown, AIA, ASQ, Principal of QAE, LLC, discusses how to: Improve Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QA/QC) to improve the quality of design documents Enhance client value of your work Have highly productive lean project management for QA/QC Eliminate the necessity for redesign Increase profitability View Webinar   James T. […] Read More

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Litigation Lessons from 2017

Posted on: March 26, 2018 by Professional Underwriters Agency

In 2017, a booming economy and spike in construction brought many design professionals a gross billings increase. Despite the larger workflow, most benefited from a highly competitive professional liability marketplace as insurance rates declined. However, adverse claims experiences kept some firms’ rates high. To avoid making the same mistakes, design professionals must keep abreast of […] Read More

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Job Site Safety and Engineers’ Duty to Supervise

Posted on: September 20, 2017 by Professional Underwriters Agency

Engineer has no Affirmative Duty to Supervise Jobsite Safety absent Express Contract Language or Conduct Assuming Such Responsibility Kent Holland, J.D. ConstructionRisk, LLC In the case of McKean v. Yates Engineering Corp., 200 So. 3d 431 (Mississippi 2016), the state’s supreme court affirmed a lower appellate court decision where a subcontractor’s employee was injured when […] Read More

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Subcontract Bidder Must Honor its Bid to GC (Promissory Estoppel)

Posted on: May 9, 2017 by Professional Underwriters Agency

Where a general contractor (GC), Weitz Company , LLC, was awarded a contract to construct a nursing home and had based the heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC) portion of its bid on a subcontract bid from an (HVAC) subcontractor, (H&S Plumbing and Heating), the sub reneged on its bid. The GC substituted a different subcontractor […] Read More

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