AE Blog - Professional Liability Webinar August 9, 2011
Hall & Company invites all design professionals to participate in an online presentation on Tuesday, August 9, 2011 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PDT regarding Underground Construction Claims: Avoidance, Mitigation, and Management. This event, presented by Dr. Conrad W. Felice, Ph.D., P.E., P.Eng., D. GE. of C. W. Felice LLC will discuss the following:
• Review of underground engineering and construction
• Understanding risk in underground projects
• Practices for managing risk and avoiding and mitigating claims
• Future and direction of the use of underground space
The management of underground risks is one of the highest liability areas in the design profession. The risk management practices in underground engineering are some of the most refined practices. From its inception the American Society of Foundation Engineers (ASFE) has set the standard for risk management.
Architects: Underground engineering requires approaches to contracting that deal with the fact that actual project conditions will not be discovered until construction. Architects face the same issue in renovation work and historical preservation. Architects can benefit from understanding how engineers deal with these risks.