The Ins and Outs of Additional Insured Status

The following material is provided for informational purposes only. Before taking any action that could have legal or other important consequences, speak with a qualified professional who can provide guidance that considers your unique circumstances. You really can’t blame your clients for trying to secure optimum financial protection for their building projects if something goes wrong. After all, projects are …

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Cyber Crimes and Coverage

SEF and IM: Two Cyber Crimes to Watch For We provide this material for informational purposes only. Before taking any action that could have legal or other significant consequences, confer with a qualified professional who can provide guidance that considers your unique circumstances. If you watch the evening news, you’ve undoubtedly heard about the dangers of ransomware. Organized hackers, often …

Professional Liability Program

Selecting A Professional Liability Program

The following material is provided for informational purposes only. Before taking any action that could have legal or other important consequences, speak with qualified legal and insurance professionals who can provide guidance that considers your own unique circumstances. You knew from the beginning that using your brother-in-law as your insurance agent wasn’t the wisest business decision you had ever made …

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The Ever-Evolving Standard of Care

The following material is provided for informational purposes only. Before taking any action that could have legal or other important consequences, speak with qualified legal and insurance professionals who can provide guidance that considers your own unique circumstances. Most architects and engineers, particularly those familiar with risk management and contract review, understand the concept of “standard of care.” Put simply, …

Project Owner and Lender Certifications - PCIA AE Risk Review

Project Owner and Lender Certifications

The following material is provided for informational purposes only. Before taking any action that could have legal or other important consequences, speak with qualified legal and insurance professionals who can provide guidance that considers your own unique circumstances. “I guarantee it!” Those three words, or their equivalent, have been the bane of many architects, engineers, and other design consultants when …

Safely Sharing and Disseminating Sensitive Data Within Your Company

Safely Sharing and Disseminating Sensitive Data Within Your Company

The following material is provided for informational purposes only. Before taking any action that could have legal or other important consequences, speak with qualified legal and insurance professionals who can provide guidance that considers your own unique circumstances. Every company has sensitive data that they need to protect. Sharing sensitive data among company employees in some form is standard practice. …

Litigation, Arbitration, Mediation: Does It Matter?

Litigation, Arbitration, Mediation: Does It Matter?

The following material is provided for informational purposes only. Before taking any action that could have legal or other important consequences, speak with a qualified professional who can provide guidance that considers your own unique circumstances. Project disputes, unfortunately, are not uncommon in the design and construction industries. Clients have disputes with design consultants. Design consultants, in turn, have disputes …

Tracking Certificates of Insurance

Tracking Certificates of Insurance

The following material is provided for informational purposes only. Before taking any action that could have legal or other important consequences, speak with a qualified professional who can provide guidance that considers your own unique circumstances. Chances are, you are familiar with client requests for “certificates of insurance,” or COIs, to confirm that you have adequate professional liability insurance for …

The Prevailing Party Clause: Bad News for Design Firms?

The Prevailing Party Clause: Bad News for Design Firms?

The following material is provided for informational purposes only. Before taking any action that could have legal or other important consequences, speak with a qualified professional who can provide guidance that considers your own unique circumstances. The so-called “prevailing party” contract clause is one of the most controversial additions to an agreement between a design consulting firm and its clients. …

Protect Your Technology Firm’s Hardware and Software Against Disasters | PCIA

Protect Your Technology Firm’s Hardware and Software Against Disasters

The following material is provided for informational purposes only. Before taking any action that could have legal or other important consequences, speak with qualified legal and insurance professionals who can provide guidance that considers your own unique circumstances. For technology services professionals, losing data can be devastating in many unexpected ways. The information stored on your computers and servers could …