Complimentary Webinar: Understanding AIA Document A201™ – 2017 General Conditions

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Presented by:
Jeremy S. Baker, Partner, Construction Law Group, Schiff Hardin LLP
Andrew D. Mendelson, FAIA, Senior Vice President, Chief Risk Management Officer, Berkley Design Professional

Thursday, June 13, 2019
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Pacific Daylight Time
1.5 AIA CES LUs
Berkley DP policyholders who participate in this program can qualify for a 15% Risk Management Education credit. Contact your agent for further information*

This course will provide a detailed review of AIA Document A201™-2017, General Conditions of the Contract for Construction and discuss the essential information that design professionals need to understand in order to administer the construction project in compliance with the requirements for health, safety, and welfare of the project constituents, project owner and the general public.

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5 issues to consider on design/build projects

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Berkley Design Pro Design Build

During National Building Safety Month, keep these tips in mind when planning your design/build projects.

By Lawrence Moonan and Laila Santana

Property Casualty 360
May 20, 2019

It’s inevitable. Every project is bound to have a glitch or two. Big or small, there are far too many moving parts on virtually any job site to cover every issue.

These challenges have become even more glaring in an environment that increasingly employs design/build as a project delivery vehicle. Historically, when design/bid/build was the pre-eminent project delivery method, the roles of the design team and the contracting teams were clearly defined. Everyone knew where their responsibilities began and ended and there was little overlap. Unfortunately, that’s no longer the case as the lines between design and construction continue to blur. In addition, expediency is now a key expectation of the project owner, which increases the potential for professional liability claims to occur.

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