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Architect's or Engineer's Certificate & Consent

It is common for architects’ and engineers’ privately funded clients (the Owner) to secure financing from a lender. For the loan closing, which usually occurs around the time of substantial completion of the project,...

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ABANDONED DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS—SUSPENSION & TERMINATION OF DESIGN PROFESSIONAL AGREEMENTS

At a project’s inception, seldom do the parties involved envision how matters would be handled if the professional services agreement would be suspended or come to a premature end. Most projects begin in optimism,...

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Complying with all laws during design and construction.

Complying with all laws seems like a straightforward concept that you would want to observe. As a design professional, there may be some hidden pitfalls in this statement. Continue reading...

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Summary of the Top Ten Risk Management Principles for Design Professionals.

When it comes to managing risk, GET BACK TO THE BASICS. How does your firm stack up when it comes to the Top 10 Risk Management Principles for Design Professionals? Here's a summary of the Top 10 Risk Management...

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DISPUTE & CLAIM HANDLING – A RISK MANAGEMENT TOOL: #10 OF THE TOP 10 RISK MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES FOR DESIGN PROFESSIONALS

This is final topic of our series covering the top ten risk management principles for design professionals. The final risk management principle covers Dispute and Claim Handling.

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UTILIZING A CERTIFICATE OF SUBSTANTIAL COMPLETION: #9 OF THE TOP 10 RISK MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES FOR DESIGN PROFESSIONALS

This risk management tool in a professional practice plan involves determining the date of “Substantial Completion” of a project-it is a date, when established by the prime professional on a project that carries with it...

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CONSTRUCTION PHASE SERVICES: #8 OF THE TOP 10 RISK MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES FOR DESIGN PROFESSIONALS

Construction quality assurance is an important element of a plan that is a final step in a process (and may be best performed by the staff responsible for the design to determine that the design intent is carried out)....

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PRODUCING QUALITY CONTRACT DOCUMENTS – #7 OF THE TOP 10 RISK MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES FOR DESIGN PROFESSIONALS

A well-developed and implemented quality assurance plan ensures consistent high-quality service on all projects, and is critical to both project success and maintaining key client relationships. Read the May 2020 issue...

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DEVELOPING A SCOPE OF SERVICE WITH APPROPRIATE COMPENSATION – #6 OF THE TOP 10 RISK MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES FOR DESIGN PROFESSIONALS

Professional services are occupations in the sector of the economy requiring special knowledge, skill and training, when exercising judgement, in the arts or sciences. Some professional services require holding licenses...

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CONTRACTS & OWNERSHIP OF THE FIRM’S DOCUMENTS – #5 OF THE TOP 10 RISK MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES

The fifth topic of the top 10 risk management principles is discussed this month: Contracts & Ownership of the Firm's Documents.

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