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
1.5 AIA CES LUs
1.5 RCEP PDHs
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.

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Complimentary Webinar: Trends in Outsourcing Responsibilities to Architects and Engineers: Maximizing Opportunities and Minimizing Risk of Self-Certifications and Special Inspections

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Presented by:
Thomas M. Fleming II, Esq., Partner, Milber Makris Plousadis & Seiden, LLP
Patrick F. Palladino, Esq., Partner, Milber Makris Plousadis & Seiden, LLP
Jennifer M. Netska, Esq., Associate, Milber Makris Plousadis & Seiden, LLP
Introduced by: Andrew D. Mendelson, FAIA, Senior Vice President, Chief Risk Management Officer, Berkley Design Professional

Wednesday, December 2, 2020
10:00 am – 11:30 am Pacific Time
1.5 AIA CES LUs
1.5 RCEP PDHs
Health Safety and Welfare Qualified

Berkley DP policyholders who participate in this program can qualify for a 15% Risk Management Education credit. Contact your agent for further information*

Large municipalities across the country, recognizing the bureaucratic inability to keep up with construction volume, have taken to outsourcing what were once clearly government functions to design professionals. Cities that do not have the resources and cannot keep up with the influx of applications, certifications, violations, or inspections are cutting down their workloads by placing ever greater responsibility on architects and engineers to certify plans, conduct special inspections, and perform façade inspections. In New York City, the Fire Department has even established a program for licensed professionals to certify correction of certain fire alarm system defects, effectively eliminating the need for Fire Department re-inspections of these conditions.

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Willis A&E 2020 Virtual Risk Management Symposium

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COVID-19: Professional Liability Risks and Insurance Issues

Panelists:
Andrew D. Mendelson, FAIA, Chief Risk Management Officer, Senior Vice President, Berkley Design Professional
Mark Blankenship, CPCU, AIC, LEED, AP, Assistant Vice President, Liberty International Underwriters
Lou Gale, Esq., General Counsel, SCB

Presenter:
David Hatem, Esq., Founding Partner, Donovan Hatem LLP

Wednesday, November 11, 2020
2:00 – 2:55 PM Central

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2020 CLM Construction Claims Conference

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Session 1 – National – Weathering the Storm: Evolving Legal Standards in the Era of Climate Change

Speakers:
Dion Cominos, Gordon & Rees LLP
Gale Dwyer, Allied World Assurance Company, Ltd.
Traci Gill, State Farm
Andrew Mendelson, Berkley Alliance Managers

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
11:00 AM CDT

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Complimentary Webinar: Optimal Outcomes in Construction Contract Administration: Managing Risk During Construction

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Presented By:
James B. Atkins, FAIA, FKIA, President, Atkins Consulting Solutions
Andrew D. Mendelson, FAIA, Senior Vice President, Chief Risk Management Officer, Berkley Design Professional

Thursday, September 17, 2020
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Pacific Daylight Time
1.5 AIA CES LUs
1.5 RCEP PDHs
Berkley DP policyholders who participate in this program can qualify for a 15% Risk Management Education credit. Contact your agent for further information*

The basic purpose of Construction Contract Administration (CCA) is to determine whether the project is being built in conformance with the design intent. This program will also explore the roles of the client, design professional, contractor, and subcontractors in CCA activities such as site visits, the perils of substitutions, non-conforming Work, RFI responses, change orders, and more, with a focus on the impact of COVID-19 on these services. Once the pitfalls and challenges are exposed, participants will gain strategies to attain optimal outcomes during construction.

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Complimentary Webinar: Digital Workforce: Strategies to Work, Collaborate, and Lead Effectively Across Remote Teams

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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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Complimentary Webinar: What You Need to Know About Construction Manager as Constructor (CMc) Project Delivery

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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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ACEC 2020 Annual Conference Educational Session

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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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