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Presented by:
David J. Hatem, PC, Partner, Chair, Professional Practices Group, Donovan | Hatem, LLP
Andrew D. Mendelson, FAIA, Senior Vice President, Chief Risk Management Officer, Berkley Design Professional

Tuesday, May 18, 2021
10:00 am – 11:30 am Pacific Daylight Time
1.5 AIA Learning Units
1.5 RCEP Professional Development Hours

Berkley DP is pleased to offer a live webinar featuring David J. Hatem, PC, and Andrew D. Mendelson, FAIA.

Design-Build (DB) is increasingly popular as the delivery method of choice for many governmental entities (federal, state, and local) for public infrastructure projects. Those owners are attracted not only to the ability to contract on a fixed-price basis with a design builder who is responsible for both design and construction but also to the opportunity to transfer substantial risk—which would traditionally be retained by the owner—to that design-builder.

Many design-builders respond to owner DB RFPs with aggressive pricing proposals and sometimes unrealistic assumptions and expectations as to the details of final design development details and construction cost.

What do these owner objectives and design-builder practices in DB procurement and contracting mean for the professional liability risk of consulting engineers and other design professionals engaged as subconsultants to the design-builder? That question and its answer will be the focus of this webinar.