SEMINAR ANNOUNCEMENT: MANAGING ENGINEERING LIABILITY AND RISK - OCTOBER 25, 2018

Join Q&H's Bruce Schoumacher at an upcoming seminar on Engineering Liability - the Agenda follows:

Seminar Date: October 25, 2018

Seminar Location: Lombard, IL

Hyatt Place Chicago - Lombard/Oak Brook
2340 South Fountain Square Drive
Lombard, IL 60148 
Phone: 630-932-6501

Agenda:

Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:                8:30 am - 12:15 pm

Lunch (On your own):         12:15 - 1:15 pm

Afternoon Session:             1:15 - 4:00 pm


Managing Risk in the Practice of Engineering 
J. Weisberg

  Identifying engineering risks
   Reviewing consequences of potential risks
   Understanding principles of risk management
   Complying with professional and ethical standards
   Identifying strategies to minimize engineering risk and maximize positive results


Minimizing Risk by Maximizing 
Compliance with Rules of Professional Conduct
J. Weisberg

   Complying with rules of professional conduct
   Preventing conflicts of interest
   Complying with rules on sealing of documents and plans
   Preventing the unauthorized practice of engineering
   Discussion of ethics hypotheticals/case studies


Understanding How Contracts Can Shift, 
Reduce (or Increase) Risk

W.M. Bryant

   An overview of contract law and key concepts
   Understanding contract formation and revision
   Recognizing liability exposure under contract
   Reviewing standard contract provisions and understanding their impact on risk
      • Guarantees, warranties and indemnities
   Understanding consequences for delay, disruption, 
      nonperformance, inadequate performance
   Using contract terms to manage risk


Professional Liability Law 
J. Baker

   Reviewing the grounds for professional liability claims
   Identifying who can bring a claim
   Examining common sources of professional liability claims
   Reviewing defenses to liability claims
   Determining damages
   Participating in dispute resolution: arbitration, mediation, litigation


Managing Risk with General Liability and 
Professional Liability Insurance Coverage
 

B. Schoumacher

   Understanding business insurance coverage: 
      general liability vs. professional liability policies
   Additional insureds: obtaining certificates of insurance
   Understanding insurance policies:
      • Indemnities 
      • Assignment
      • Insurance availability
      • Warranties, guarantees and certifications
   Recognizing and responding to claims