Evolution of the Standard of Care Due to Climate Change

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By Andrew D. Mendelson and Dion N. Cominos | Sunday, January 3, 2021

Legal and practice standards for design and construction professionals are evolving due to climate change. While the cause of climate change is an oft-debated topic, the fact of it is largely undeniable. The earth’s global surface temperature and water levels are rising, while severe storms and climatic events have increased dramatically across the United States and not just in coastal areas.

Consequently, the standards of care and legal requirements applicable to design professionals, contractors and others involved in construction will need to be taken into consideration as part of the overall construction process.


Complimentary Webinar: Enhancing Design Firm Value through Profitability and Effective

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Presented by:
Ian C. Rusk, ASA, CM&AA, Managing Principal, ROG+Partners, LLC
Andrew D. Mendelson, FAIA, Senior Vice President, Chief Risk Management Officer, Berkley Design Professional

Tuesday, February 9, 2021
10:00 am – 11:30 am Pacific Daylight Time
Berkley DP policyholders who participate in this program can qualify for a 15% Risk Management Education credit. Contact your agent for further information*

Principals of architectural and engineering firms invest significant personal, professional, and financial resources to establish, develop, and expand their firms. It’s not surprising that profitability at the project level is necessary for your firm’s overall financial success and ability to invest in personnel, quality management standards, and technology that will sustain the firm over the long term.

Profitability and sound financial management are key to creating value of your firm. Beginning with a culture that includes focus on responsible and profitable performance, your firm’s strategic plan can guide the development of high-value specialties and a strong market presence in order to thrive and endure as a business.