Contractual Extensions and Limitations of Business and Professional Risks

This webinar looks at provisions inserted into contracts that can hinder rational design and jeopardize design firm viability, and offers methods that design firms can use to protect their ability to practice using sound professional judgment and limit their exposure to unmanageable risk.

Design services are delivered to clients through contractual arrangements. Often, however, those contracts have onerous and unmanageable terms and conditions. Standard contracts such as those created by the AIA and EJCDC restate the normal professional liability of design firms as contractual obligations. But many owner-generated or modified standard contracts shift risk to design firms in ways that extend their exposure to claims and weaken their ability to design in compliance with the normal professional duty assigned to them by statutes and case law.

Speaker

Nahom A. Gebre, Risk Management, Senior Specialist

Nahom Gebre is a risk management attorney with Victor O. Schinnerer & Company. A registered professional engineer, Nahom practiced civil engineering prior to his involvement with risk management issues. His background includes service as in-house counsel and project manager for a large engineering firm. Nahom provides risk management advice to Schinnerer and CNA policyholders. Nahom received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Washington University and his Juris Doctor from Tulane University Law School.

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Number of PDHs: 
1
Type of Event: 
Conference
Date: 
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Start Time: 
1:00 p.m.
End Time: 
2:00 p.m.
Time Zone: 
Eastern

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