ASCE Risk Management Resources

Claims Retrospective: Construction Observation Services Claims Are Often Avoidable

Posted on 2/24/2020 by ASCE Insurance in Claims Construction Documentation

While many engineers believe that conducting construction observation services can reduce liability, some disagree.

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Thoughts on Managing Site Visits

Posted on 11/12/2019 by ASCE Insurance in Construction

Construction phase services are an important element of any design contract involving construction. Design documents cannot be effectively implemented in a vacuum.

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Know the Limits of Your Contract

Posted on 4/15/2016 by ASCE Insurance in Construction Contracts

General contractors and developers rarely have insurance covering construction defect claims, and they regularly become insolvent and/or judgment proof after a project is completed. Because of this, homebuyers often attempt to expand the duties of design professionals beyond those imposed by common law or agreed to in a contract. Illinois homebuyers recently attempted to expand the duties and attendant liability of design professionals by arguing the doctrine of implied warranty of habitability applies to design professionals.

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