Alternative Project Delivery Approaches, Risk Allocation and Professional Liability Insurance: Moving Forward or Back

Title:Alternative Project Delivery Approaches, Risk Allocation and Professional Liability Insurance: Moving Forward or Back
Date/Time:May 3, 2012
8:00-10:00 am Registration and continental breakfast begin at 7:30 am. If you have not registered and would like to, please call 617.406.4504 or email roundtable@donovanhatem.com. AIA credits and attendance certificates will be available upon request.
Location:Boston Harbor Hotel
Wharf Room
Boston, MA
Description:
Please join us on May 3rd as David J. Hatem, P.C. delivers this timely presentation.Increasingly, Project Owners on major projects are selecting the alternative project delivery approaches of Design-Build, Public-Private Partnerships, and various forms of Collaborative Project Delivery (such as Integrated Project Organizations, Integrated Project Delivery and Alliancing). In most instances, Project Owners resort to these alternative delivery approaches in an effort to achieve Owner objectives that include costs and time efficiencies, promote team building, develop mutual and common incentives and reduce tension and adversity among key project participants. Increasingly some Project Owner risk allocation decisions in these alternate delivery approaches are out of alignment with the conceptual underpinnings of, and best practices in, those approaches, and will lead to unfairness and the very resultant design and construction dysfunctionality and conflicts, disputes and claims that these approaches seek to avoid. Further, many of those risk allocation decisions create significant disconnects and challenges for the application of traditional liability insurance coverages for project participants (especially, professional liability insurance for Consulting Engineers).