2017 CASE Risk Management Seminar: Time-Tested Techniques for Managing Your Firm’s Risk

Thursday, August 3, 2017 6:00-8:00 PM - Friday, August 4, 2017, 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM

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How important is Risk Management to your firm? A proper program can reduce your chances of being sued and allows you to take on more risky projects which can generate a substantial profit when handled right.

Developed by the Council of American Structural Engineers (CASE), Time-Tested Techniques for Managing Your Firm’s Risk will help your firm reduce its rate of claims against structural engineering projects, as well as raise the level of quality services provided by all project participants.

Who should attend? Principals, Owners, Project Managers, Risk Managers



Thursday, August 3

6:00 pm

Speaker: Ashraf Habibullah, President, Computers and Structures, Inc.


Friday – August 4


Corey Matsuoka, SSFM International

Four Strategies Forensic Engineers Use to Unravel Construction Disputes

Benjamin Cornelius, S.E., P.E., Leslie E. Robertson Associates Consulting Structural Engineers

In this presentation, structural designer and forensic engineer Ben Cornelius will use real and fictitious case studies to introduce four of the key strategies that forensic engineers use to analyze the mountains of project documents in order to illuminate the sequences of events that lead to problems on construction projects.  Whether you are interested in practical techniques for your investigations practice, or just like a good “whodunnit,” you’re sure to enjoy this discussion of forensic strategies and headline-grabbing construction claims.

9:15am - Break

Information Security in Contracting

Nicholas Merker, Ice Miller LLP

Your vendors might not be protecting your data as well as you are. This session will discuss what you can do to bring your vendors in compliance with your security program and offer solutions from a contractual and insurance standpoint.

Roundtable Lunch

Moderator – Corey Matsuoka, SSFM International

Professional Liability Case Study Marathon

Karen Erger, Lockton Companies
Eric Singer, Ice Miller LLP
Brian Stewart, Collins, Collins, Muir + Stewart

“Binge” on true-life stories filled with plot twists involving overreaching contract terms, inflated client expectations, underinsured sub-consultants, staffing shortfalls, mergers gone wrong, and more. Discuss risk management techniques that could have improved outcomes or averted disasters.

Wrap-up & Adjourn

Corey Matsuoka, SSFM International 



Coalition Member - $399
ACEC Member - $499
Non-members - $599             

Registration deadline: July 28, 2017
Click here to register online


DoubleTree Magnificent Mile
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Chicago, Illinois 60611

Phone: 1-800-222-8733. and refer to group code: ACE
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Special Rate - $194/night until July 11, 2017 or until block sells out


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Refunds, Credits, Substitutions, and Cancellations

For cancellations received at least 15 days prior to program date, ACEC will issue a full refund. For cancellations received between 14 days and 3 days prior to program date, ACEC will issue credits toward any ACEC online class, live or on-demand. Credits are valid for 6 months from issue date. For cancellations received 2 days or less before a program date, no refunds or credits will be issued. Refunds or credits will not be issued for "no-shows." Registrants may choose another online class or substitute attendee/s without penalty at any time. Contact education@acec.org for further information.




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