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Four Steps To Creating Successful Design Professional Agreements

OnDemand Webinar (91 minutes)

The modern design professional agreement is laden with defined terms and cross-references that can obscure the true responsibilities and liabilities of designers on construction projects.

The modern design professional agreement is laden with defined terms and cross-references that can obscure the true responsibilities and liabilities of designers on construction projects. Too often only after a dispute arises does a designer realize the extent of risk and potential uninsurability to which that party signed its name. This topic will provide design professionals with a four-step process to creating successful design professional agreements and advise on how to effectively carry contracts through to completion. Discuss contracting strategies to employ and common provisions to address, including scope of work, indemnity, limitation of liability, waiver of consequential damages, attorney's fees, and insurance. You will be provided examples of real contract provisions gone wrong and how to avoid similar situations in your practice.

Authors

Sean C. Gay, Stoel Rives LLP C. Andrew Gibson, Stoel Rives LLP

Agenda

Evaluate Your Pre-Contract Position

• Approaches to Partnering on a Contract: Owners, Contractors, and Other Designers

• Strategies for Different Projects: Design-Bid-Build, Design-Build, and Ipd

• No Two Contracts Are the Same

Select the Contract Form and Modify the Responsibilities

• Defining Your Scope of Design Work

• Ownership and Subsequent Use of Design

• Controlling Your Scope During Construction III; Address the Risks Inherent in Any Project

• Indemnity, Defense, and Hold Harmless

• Limitations of Liability and Waivers of Consequential Damages

• Insurability

Execute to Final Completion

• The Designer's Role During Construction

• Warranties, Guarantees, and Walk-Throughs

• Methods of Dispute Resolution