Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Manage Your Client and Project to Prevent Claims

The likelihood of facing a professional liability claim increases during challenging economic times such as what we are currently experiencing. Do you know what to look for when selecting a project/client? What proactive steps can you take to reduce the likelihood of a costly professional liability claim? Please join us to learn about the dynamics of risk in today's A/E marketplace. Discussion includes insights into the cause of claims against architects and recent trends in insurance and tools to help you manage your project and your client's expectations. Examples of real life claims and data will be shared to highlight the importance of managing projects for risk.

Carolyn Isseks, Vice President, has been in DRA's Architects/Engineers Department since 1978. She handles all insurance matters for many firms major architect and engineer clients. Her clients include architects, planners, interior designers, construction managers, testing laboratories and consulting engineers including structural, geotechnical environmental, civil, mechanical, electrical and others.

Caryolyn is a graduate of Queens College, New York, where she earned a Bachelor of Liberal Arts and a Master of Science degree in Education. She is an Honorary Member of the American Institute of Architects, East Bay Chapter and a Professional Affiliate of the San Francisco Chapter AIA. She was an active Board Member for the AIA East Bay for several years. She is also an Affiliate Member of the Structural Engineers Association of Northern California. Carolyn has conducted numerous in-house loss prevention seminars for clients, and contributes articles on liability issues to professional journals.

Manage Your Client and Project to Prevent Claims
Carolyn Isseks, Vice President of Dealey Renton & Associates will present how the current practice of architecture poses increased risks. Learn about the warning signs of a professional liability claim and how to manage client and project issues to reduce your exposure to claims.
Time: Noon - 1:00pm
Location: AIA East Bay Chapter Office, 1405 Clay Street, Oakland
Contact: 510/464-3600
Cost: None; this program is open to all. Please RSVP.

For more information: 510/464-3600

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