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The practice of architecture or engineering involves much more than technical know how. Our mission here is to explore many of the non technical issues that architects and engineers encounter.

We hope you will share your experiences and thoughts on AE Issues by sending us your comments.

Following is an outline of such issues with links to the posts that address them.

  1. Introduction
  2. General Topic Categories
    1. Professional Development
    2. Management
    3. Marketing
    4. Contracts
      1. Contracts Primer
      2. Professional Service Contracts
      3. Construction Contracts
    5. Entrepreneurship
    6. Leadership
    7. The Law
    8. Copyright and Intellectual Property
  3. Risk Management
    1. Loss Avoidance
    2. Insurance
      1. Professional Liability Insurance
      2. Professional Liability Insurance Coverage Issues
      3. General Liability Insurance
      4. Other Insurance
    3. Risk Transfer
  4. Dispute Resolution
    1. Recognizing Disputes & Claims
      1. When a Problem Becomes a Claim
      2. When there is no Error or Omission
    2. Resolving Disputes
    3. Negotiation
    4. Mediation
      1. Evaluating Prospects for Success
      2. Mediation Scenarios
    5. Other ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution)
      1. Arbtitration
    6. Lawsuits
      1. To Settle or To Trial
      2. Use of Expert Consultants
  5. Professional Liability Claims
    1. Bodily Injury
      1. Construction Worker Injuries
        1. Theories of Liability
        2. Avoiding Construction Worker Injury Claims
      2. Avoiding and Resolving Construction Passer-By Injury Claims
      3. Injuries after Project Completed
    2. Property Damage
    3. Construction Delays and Cost Overruns
      1. Theories of Liability
      2. Scenarios
      3. Roles and Issues
      4. Resolving Delay & Cost Overrun Claims
    4. Completed Project Performance
  6. Services
    1. Planning
    2. Surveying
      1. Property Line Surveys
      2. Topographic Surveys
      3. Construction Layout
    3. Site Investigation & Evaluation
    4. Geotechnical
    5. Environmental Impact
    6. Design
    7. Specifications
    8. Construction Related
      1. Management
      2. Observation / Inspection
      3. Materials Testing
  7.  Clients
    1. Client Categories and Characteristics
    2. Governmental
    3. Business Corporations
      1. Publicly Traded
      2. Privately Owned
    4. Institutional
      1. Medical
      2. Educational
      3. Religious
      4. Not for Profit
  8. Project Types
    1. Project Categories and Characteristics
    2. Buildings
    3. Land Development
    4. Residential
      1. Multifamily
      2. Condominiums
      3. Single Family
    5. Commercial
      1. Retail
      2. Office
    6. Industrial
    7. Mining
    8. Public Works
      1. Water Supply
      2. Wastewater Treatment
      3. Roads & Highways
      4. Drainage & Flood Control
      5. Lighting
    9. Utilities
      1. Power Generation & Transmission
      2. Communications
    10. Transportation
      1. Rail
      2. Airports
      3. Harbors
  9. Emerging and Evolving Issues
    1. Project Delivery Systems
      1. Classic Design Bid Build
      2. Design Build
      3. Turnkey
      4. Others Evolving
    2. Building Information Modeling (BIM)
    3. Green Design

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