Both contractors and designers have experienced large professional liability claims on design-build projects. The types of projects experiencing those claims are not limited to public or commercial work. The alleged causes of expensive construction losses are rarely limited to what is covered by one type of insurance policy. How does one ascertain whether the causes of constructions losses are driven by design error, poor workmanship or something else?
Identify the types of design-build projects that have experienced large professional-liability claims.
Recognize the insurance-coverage implications of alleged causes of loss.
Ascertain the risk-management principle that was violated in each case study.
Discuss the positive and negative impacts of contract terms.