Design Collaboration: Joint Ventures & Beyond
Traditional design and construction professional practices operate in segregated disciplines, firms, and studios. It has been an inherent byproduct of professional licensing and professional competition. It also arises from the inherent fear of new relationships and structures. However, it also represents a potential missed opportunity and creative catalyst. Teaming and collaboration between design and construction professionals and presents opportunities in combined depth, specialization, and diversity which can lead to project wins and improved firm expertise and financial performance. However, such new relationships can and do sometimes fail. This seminar will explore the opportunities of design collaboration and potential pitfalls and will then develop a process and structure for successful selection and execution of design teaming arrangements drawn from both positive and negative experiences and leading business and industry commentators.
Speaker: David Ericksen, Severson & Werson
David Ericksen has led the firm’s construction/environmental litigation and transactional practice since 1997, as well as focusing on liability and insurance issues through insurers. He has represented design professionals in jury trial, bench trial, single arbitrator arbitration, and panel arbitration. He also focuses on contractual, risk management and litigation issues affecting the design and construction professional community, and provides these services as general counsel to firms.
Mr. Ericksen is a frequent speaker before professional organizations such as the AIA, SEA, ACEC California, CSI and others, and also provides in-house training seminars for firms. He has provided several of our most popular webinars such as The Scope of Work: A Guide, Sheild, and Tool and The Bright Gray Line: Yes, Never, and Maybe Contract Clauses for Design Professionals.