Costs, Codes, Consumers & Ethics
The challenge for engineers is that the competing factors of construction cost and code compliance, along with the expectations of the ultimate consumer, may not always align. The goal is to navigate those challenges without imperiling the project or client relationship and reduce potential liability. This seminar will illustrate these challenges and risks through two actual projects involving civil and structural engineering, in both the public and private arenas. The speakers will demonstrate how to develop a process and strategy to overcome the convergence of these issues through deliberate procedures and tools.
- Learn effective tools to help evaluate and manage client and project expectations
- Understand various ethical obligations to the public, client and themselves.
- Establish documented coordination communications to be applied across all project types.
- Establish project closeout tools and procedures to bring resolution and avoid lingering issues.
About the Speaker: David Ericksen
David is a principal shareholder in and immediate past President of the law firm of Severson & Werson in San Francisco, California, and leads the firm’s Construction and Environmental Practices. For over twenty years, David has specialized in the representation of architects, engineers, construction managers, and environmental consultants. David’s expertise covers all aspects of such professional practice as lead litigation and trial counsel, as well as being an active resource for risk management, strategic planning, and transactional matters.