Calendar: 2015 Webinars – by Hall & Company, To sign up to be alerted for any of our scheduled webinars please click on this link
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The Scope of Work: A Guide, Shield, and Tool
No contract clause is more critical to the success of a design firm in the performance of a project than the scope of work. It is a point of education and expectation, a guide to services, a basis for compensation, a limitation, and a risk management tool – all at the same time.
Top 3 webinars for 2015:
The links to the recordings of our top 3 attended webinars for 2015 are listed below for your viewing convenience.
- The Impact of Contract Language on Claims: Are You Prepared for Defeat or Success?
- Duty to Warn: The Study of Two Claim Cases Against Design Professionals
- The Galloping Gabions: A Case of Improper Construction Procedures that Resulted in Failure of A Gabion System
RISK MANAGEMENT EVENTS
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When: September 9| 1:00pm ET
|The public spends $250 billion annually on A&E related services. Doesn’t your A&E firm deserve a piece of this? This September 9th webinar will share 5 ways you can grow your federal, state and local public sector business. Learn how to align your expertise with growth markets, position your firm against the competition and build your pipeline. REGISTER|
Building a Performance Culture Across the Generations ACEC WA
When: September 22, 2015 12:00pm – 3:00pm
In professional service organizations today, up to four generations have to work together in high performance teams. The perceived ‘gap’ in generational values, work ethic and leadership capacity can only be bridged by a willingness to learn and adapt to these differences REGISTER
|Alert: California Court of Appeal Holds Economic Loss Rule Bars Indemnity and Contribution Claims Against Professional Engineering Firm provided by Severson & WersonThe California Court of Appeal just handed down an important decision for the design and construction industry:
State Ready Mix, Inc. v. Moffatt & Nichol (http://www.courts.ca.gov/opinions/documents/B253421.PDF).
The Court ruled that concrete supplier State Ready Mix, Inc. (State) was unable to pursue any claim for equitable indemnity or contribution against the civil engineer, Moffatt & Nichol (Moffatt). State was sued by the general contractor, which had retained it to supply the concrete for a new travel lift pier at the Channel Islands Harbor, when a portion of the pier had to be demolished and rebuilt after it was discovered that the concrete supplied by State and used to construct the pier was defective. READ MORE
eBook: “A Guide to Managing Engineering and Architectural Design Services Contracts – What Every Project Manager Needs to Know” by John Lowe, Lowe Consulting, LLC – Download Article The book is a resource to design professionals as they manage their professional services contracts. Its more than fifty topics address the process from being selected, through the design process, and to preparation of record documents after construction. The book also contains twelve sample documents intended to improve effectiveness and efficiency during the design and construction process.
Article: Liability for ‘Delegated Design’ – Understanding and Avoiding Risks to Design Professionals – by William Thomas and Anthony Hafner, Pitzer Snodgrass, PC. Today’s construction projects are more complicated than in any other time in our history. While construction means and methods may have become more efficient, aided by technology and innovation, those same drivers have made building components and products more complex. Any project, from a new home to high rise office building, involves highly specialized components and systems which all require an incredible amount of technical knowledge and coordination. In this article Bill Thomas and Anthony Hafner provide extensive definitions, explanations of implications from standard industry form documents, analysis of the caselaw on this subject and more. Download Article
Article Understanding the Reservation of Rights Letter – by Ashley Hurd, Hall & Company You receive your mail and discover a letter from your professional liability insurance company. As you are about to file away the letter, you notice that the insurance company is advising you that there are allegations regarding a recently submitted claim that may potentially cause coverage problems. Your immediate concern is does this means you have no coverage for the claim. Download Article