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BDP Digital Workforce

Presented by:
Ryan Jenkins Next Generation Speaker
Andrew D. Mendelson, FAIA, Senior Vice President, Chief Risk Management Officer, Berkley Design Professional

Wednesday, June 17, 2020
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Pacific Daylight Time
Approved for 1.5 AIA Learning Units
Berkley DP policyholders who participate Berkley DP policyholders who participate in this program can qualify for a 15% Risk Management Education credit. Contact your agent for further information*

Mobile technology, ubiquitous connectivity, shifting generational expectations, and now COVID-19 have enabled and even compelled the transition from workplaces to workspaces. Operating in or leading a remote workforce and dispersed project teams requires a different set of tools to sustain relationships and maintain effectiveness.

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Presented by:
Arlen Solochek, FAIA, Consulting Architect
Andrew D. Mendelson, FAIA, Senior Vice President, Chief Risk Management Officer, Berkley Design Professional

Tuesday, March 17, 2020
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*

Construction Manager as Constructor (CMc), often known in the form of Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR), is an increasingly popular construction delivery method, particularly for large and complex projects with enhanced schedule, and project cost demands. No longer limited to private sector projects, CMc delivery is often utilized for public works building projects where the concurrent input of construction and design professionals can promote positive project outcomes.

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The Engineer’s Guide to Effective Communication & Documentation

Presented by:
Diane P. Mika, Vice President, Director of Risk Management Education, Berkley Design Professional

Monday, April 27, 2020
2 – 3:00 pm EDT
Marriott Wardman Park
Washington, D.C

Education Session Description

With real-world examples, this session reveals pitfalls and best practices in communication and documentation throughout a project. Communication is like a project’s “glue”—strengthening or weakening project relationships. And, let’s face it, engineers are judged by documentation: proposals, contracts, CDs, reports, email, and more. You’ll come to appreciate cautionary words and project templates, examine a proven change-management model, and learn how proactive communication and consistent documentation can help you manage risk and deliver successful projects.

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BrandonHallBronze

Monterey,Calif. (December 10, 2019) – Berkley Design Professional (BDP), a division of Berkley Alliance Managers, a Berkley Company, has won the Brandon Hall Group 2019 Bronze Excellence Award for Learning for its BDP Risk® Learning Management System (LMS). Awarded within the “Best Advance in Custom Content” category, the coveted honor recognized Berkley Design Professional’s successful efforts to help design professionals improve their business practices and mitigate claims.

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Complimentary Webinar: The Secrets of Successful Strategic Planning

Presented by:
Raymond Kogan, AIA,  President, Kogan & Company
Andrew D. Mendelson, FAIA, Senior Vice President, Chief Risk Management Officer, Berkley Design Professional

Thursday, December 5, 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*

Without a firm’s success as a business, the lofty goals of any firm can dwindle to little more than reality-dampened frustrations. Strategic planning has proven to be the single most powerful and highly-leveraged tool to guide firms toward future growth and prosperity. This webinar will demonstrate what it takes to make strategic planning work for a firm, provide meaningful tips for the planning process, and identify common pitfalls to avoid.

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By Gina Armbruster | Friday, August 23, 2019

Design-build has become a widely-used construction project-delivery method due to the ability to complete projects quickly and efficiently while also reducing costs. However, along with these advantages are the increased risks that can confront both contractors and design professionals throughout project lifecycles.

Contractors traditionally warrant and guarantee that their work will conform to the plans and specifications but do not warrant the design or the success of the overall project. On a design-build project, the design-build prime contractor is responsible for the project’s success as a whole and an owner may expect the contractor to warrant the project’s performance. As a result, the design-build prime contractor may have exposure for design errors and omissions on the part of its design professional consultant. 

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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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Berkley Design Pro Design Build

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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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