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Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA (August 21, 2018) – Andrew D. Mendelson, FAIA, senior vice president, chief risk management officer at Berkley Design Professional, a division of Berkley Alliance Managers, a Berkley Company, will explore the methods for identifying and managing design project scope creep at the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) 2018 Fall Conference to be held October 28 – 31, at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The session titled “From Scope Creep to Profitability: Managing Change, Risk, and Your Client’s Expectations” will highlight the triggers of change and the means for preventing process claims, maintaining client relationships and staying profitable. This includes managing scope creep, which occurs when professional design services expand without corresponding fee increases or the realization of additional risk and exposure. The presentation is scheduled to take place on Monday, October 29, 2018 at 3:45 p.m. pacific time.

“Change is inevitable. Scope creep is not,” says Mendelson. “Change challenges the basic premise of project management and the control of resources needed to meet certain objectives by a specific date and within a finite budget. This presentation will emphasize the need for concisely defining the scope of a project and its services as critical components of contract administration. It will also identify the exposures that can occur when the scope of services expands and discuss the methods for effectively managing change with increased communication and documentation.”

Andrew D. Mendelson, FAIA, is an acknowledged design industry leader in the area of risk management and contracts. He has nearly four decades of experience as a licensed architect and firm principal. Since 2013, Mendelson has directed Berkley Design Professional’s efforts to provide design professionals with leading-edge, risk and practice management resources, tools and training.

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