Architect or engineer clients can have a variety of characteristics. Understanding client categories and their characteristics can be important to success. Here are some thoughts on this topic. Knowledge can be passed on either through distilling many experiences into organized principles or by studying many case histories. Experience shows that each issue that an architect …Read Full Post
Technical competence is only one of the elements of the successful practice or architecture or engineering. Other concerns include marketing, contract negotiation and administration, managing client relationships, risk management, dispute resolution, and others. Here is an overview of some considerations of interest. We can begin by noting that this discussion focuses on the providing of …Read Full Post
Any service – and especially a service that can become as complex as those provided by architects and engineers – needs to begin with a mutual understanding of many details. Design service contracts deserve and receive a lot of attention. Here are some key considerations for entering into a design service agreement. The design service …Read Full Post
When design and construction related disputes, claims, and lawsuits arise there are various approaches available for addressing and resolving them. Here are some thoughts on mediation as tool for putting those disputes behind you.
One of the categories of claims against architects and engineers are those that arise out of completed projects. Once the project is completed and the files are placed in storage, what are some of the issues that can arise?
Architects and Engineers can find themselves involved in claims and lawsuits arising out of injuries to construction site passers-by. Here are some points to consider in addressing these.
Mediation has become a preferred method of seeking resolution of disputes and claims. Approaches to mediation can vary depending on the type of dispute or claim. Here are some points to consider when engaged in disputes involving injuries or project delays and cost overruns.
Litigation is a long, costly and tedious process. At various points throughout the process the question of whether to settle or proceed to trial comes up. Here are some points to consider when faced with this decision.
Architects and Engineers are likely to encounter disputes related to their work. Gaining understanding and skill in addressing and resolving disputes is an important part of being a professional.
A key element of addressing professional liability claims – including those made against architects and engineers – is the use of experts to establish a standard of care, to evaluate whether that standard was me, and to help determine what the consequences can be attributed to a failure to meet that standard.