Architects & Engineers Claims Risk

When:  May 9, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (ET)

Speaker: Mr. Thomas G. Cronin, Mr. Ronnie Dimit, and Mr. Gawain Charlton-Perrin 

Speaker Bio: Tom Cronin is a partner in Gordon & Rees’s Chicago office and has tried and mediated cases to favorable resolutions throughout Illinois.  His practice focuses on construction and construction defect, design professionals, product liability, commercial and residential real estate transactions and litigation, medical malpractice, and personal injury.  

Ronnie Dimit has more than 10 years of experience in A&E Professional Liability industry and is a Senior Account Executive at the Hanover Insurance Group with a focus on underwriting and risk management.

Gawain Charlton-Perrin is the Director of Risk Management at the Hanover Insurance Group. He has a strong background in Professional Liability Claims, Ethics & Risk Management. Gawain focuses on Risk Management for Professional Liability Programs (Architects & Engineers, Accountants, Lawyers, Real Estate Agents & Brokers, Mortgage Field Services, Home Inspectors & Property Management Firms).  

Overview: 

This webinar will discuss trends affecting the architects and engineer industry and insight into some of the potential changes and exposures for design professionals. The design professionals’ increased reliance upon technology and how that reliance will affect claims and overall exposure.  The webinar will review claims that have and will affect design professionals for failing to keep up with technology and the evolving standard of care.  How inexperienced staff can also lead to claims despite being possibly more familiar with emerging technology than their more experienced colleagues.  Finally, the webinar will also review how design professionals can help limit their risk through the use of best practices risk management techniques.

Learning Objectives

  • The trends affecting the architects and engineer industry and insight into the potential changes and exposures expected for design professionals.  
  • How design professionals are becoming more reliant upon technology and how that reliance is affecting current and future claims and overall liability exposure.  
  • The evolving and changing of the standard of care of what constitutes reasonableness for the work performed by design professionals due to the rapid changes that technology has brought to the design professional industry.
How even inexperienced staff can rely too much upon technology and also violate the standard of care despite their greater reliance upon technology than their more experienced peers.  Also, a discussion and review about how design professionals can help limit their risk through the use of best practices risk management techniques.

Number of PDHs: 1
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