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One of the most important aspects designers must understand as they pursue their craft is the standard to which they will be determined to be negligent, or not negligent, the Professional Standard of Care.

Join Thomas Harkins and Robert Stanton to dive deeply into the Architect/Engineer Professional Standard of Care and:

  • Explain the factors affecting the Standard of Care, and why it is not a one-size-fits-all definition
  • Review claims examples to illustrate points being made
  • Discuss fiduciary vs. independent contractor status, and the concept of informed consent
  • Discuss the definition and address the scope of Standard of Care, as well as the effect of evolving technological and project delivery systems, as well as innovation is having on the interpretation of Standard of Care
  • Analyze Standard of Care in the context of life-safety code analysis and interpretation, ethical duties relative to public safety, and job site duties

Presenters: Thomas Harkins, Principal, Client Services, Willis A&E, Architects & Engineers Division and Robert Stanton, CPCU, ARM, RPLU, Risk Control and Claims Advocacy Practice, Willis Towers Watson

Course Type

Online Class

Delivery Type

On Demand, Online, Self-Paced

PDH Credit


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