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Design firms face risk every day. At times, the practice of architecture or engineering can feel like a minefield. The purpose of this course is to help guide design professionals through the process without getting blown up by risk. A proactive Risk Management Plan is an essential element of loss prevention and a key ingredient of financial success for a design firm. When a Risk Management Plan is integrated into a firm’s culture and embraced by its leadership, it makes a significant positive impact on business performance and longevity. Learners will gain strategies and tools to help them develop an effective plan that contemplates the entire project cycle: from client selection to project inception and through project close-out.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the importance of having a Risk Management Plan
  • Be able to distinguish between two broad types of risk for design professionals and identify the four parts of the risk management model
  • Understand the purpose and composition of a Risk Management Team
  • Learn the seven components of an effective Risk Management Plan:
    • Project/client selection
    • Team capabilities
    • Contract review and negotiation
    • Contract education for the design team
    • Communication and documentation
    • Project and quality management
    • Staff training and development

Presenter: Diane Mika, Vice President, Director of Risk Management Education, Berkley Design Professional

Course Type

Online Class

Delivery Type

On Demand, Online, Self-Paced

PDH Credit


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