The 2014 AIA|LA ProDev Series: Reducing Risk as an Architect: From Contracting Through Construction Administration and Close Out
When
Where
Friday, July 25, 2014, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
3780 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010
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The 2014 AIA|LA ProDev Series: Reducing Risk as an Architect: From Contracting Through Construction Administration and Close Out

When: Friday, July 25, 2014 (8:00 AM - 9:30 AM)
Where: AIA|LA Chapter Office
3780 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 800
Los Angeles, CA 90010


The 2014 AIA|LA ProDev Series: Reducing Risk as an Architect: From Contracting Through Construction Administration and Close Out

Reducing Risk as an Architect: From contracting through construction administration and close out.


Learning Units:  1.5 LUs (60 minute presentation plus Q&A)

Seminar Summary:
After you win the project, the real risk begins. Lean what you can do to manage risk before starting the project, and after you sign the contract. If things go south, know what to expect from the claim process. Outside of the project, also recognize the  risks that are inherent in running an architectural business in California.

Learning Objectives:
  • Attendees will learn how to manage the risks of clients and projects.
  • Understand risk allocation, insurability, and their interplay with key contract terms.
  • Recognize the risk of each phase of a project and how to respond to this risk.
  • Learn how the claim process works, including understanding your own insurance  and how claims are resolved. 
  • Understand the business risks of running an architectural firm.

Speaker(s) Biography:
Ryan Kohler is a partner at the law firm of Collins Collins Muir + Stewart. Ryan works extensively with design professionals in the architecture and engineering world on  business disputes, contracts, and professional liability defense. He has successfully defended design professionals from claims in trials, arbitrations, and administrative hearings. 

Brian Stewart, Hon. AIA  is a senior partner at the law firm of Collins Collins Muir + Stewart. Brian has defended numerous architects and engineers in trials, arbitrations, and administrative hearings. He is an affiliate member of the AIA|LA and of ACEC, and has published numerous articles to help design professionals, and worked on countless architectural contracts over his career.