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Architects & Engineers: On-demand education


Join us and participants from hundreds of Design Firms across North America for our monthly Willis A&E webinars. These live webcasts focus on managing A&E professional liability risk and cover a wide range of important and emerging risk managements issues. We bring together our A&E carrier partners as well as leading legal and risk management experts from across the country as special guests on many of these programs.

Willis A&E is a National AIA Education Provider and all participants can earn up to 1.5 Continuing Education credits for each program. Below you will find a program description and registration link for all of our monthly Willis A&E webinars.

Submit your request for a Willis A&E On-Demand education program to: WillisAE@Willis.com

Willis A&E On-Demand Education Programs:

  1. 01

    Deal Makers and Deal Breakers

    This is a great program for anyone that negotiates contracts, is responsible for new business development – and/or interested in learning the critical issues every design firm must consider when it comes to negotiating fair and insurable agreements with their clients. This program includes an interactive discussion on contractual “deal makers” and “deal breakers” and certain “red-flag” words and phrases from both a legal and coverage perspective. We provide specific negotiation tips on how to come to a win-win solution of a balanced, fair – and insurable agreement with your Clients.

  2. 02

    CYA with CA

    This popular program will review the pitfalls and opportunities design firms face when it comes to construction administration. Effective documentation is key to effective CA as well as a firm grasp of the standard of care. This program will review important lessons all staff members that have any CA responsibilities should understand to mitigate their risk. We have an interactive discussion on critical issues and risk management advice on a wide range of CA issues including site visits duties and inherent risks, addressing non-compliant work, reduction and elimination of your role, rejection of work, scope creep, handling requests to terminate contractors as well reduced or terminated site visit responsibilities.

  3. 03

    Documentation and Communication

    Most claims against A&E firms are rooted in poor communications and documentation practices. Join us for an interactive discussion around this critical topic and often neglected area of risk management within the Design practice: effective communication and documentation. We review the challenges and specific exposures associated with poor communication and documentation within the design and construction practice. This program will offer practical measures your firm can take to establish and manage expectations – and implement effective documentations practices to reduce your risk to costly claims and client disputes.

  4. 04

    Lessons in Liability

    This is an excellent primer for all levels of staff for any design firm as it reviews critical issues associated with the standard of care, communications, documentation, construction administration and managing client expectations. We identify current claim trends and practical measures firms can take to reduce their exposures. Discuss types of damages by category of project type and discipline. Provide an analysis of non-technical contributors to risk exposure for designers – including contracts, client selection, and team capabilities. This program also includes an in depth review of the standard of care, effective documentation practices (including what not to put in an email!) and the role of the design professional in construction administration.

The information contained herein is not intended to constitute legal or other professional advice and should not be relied upon in lieu of consultation with your own legal advisors. In the event you would like more information regarding your insurance coverage, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.