Designed Protection® for Architects & Engineers
Risk Management Resources

Architects and Engineers Hotline - Our panel of Risk Management experts is available to answer general risk management related questions. Please note that no formal record is made of your call by the panel member or by anyone at Markel. That provides you with the complete freedom and confidentiality to ask questions. You can choose to contact any of the panel members.

Guide for Architect and Engineer Liability Risk Management - As underwriting manager, Markel has been writing Architects and Engineers professional liability insurance continuously for more than 30 years. We have experience in insuring and servicing nearly every type and size of A&E firm and we have probably seen every type and size of professional liability claim.  In addressing thousands of A&E claims, it has become clear that while each claim has its own particular circumstances, there are recurring similarities and root causes.  Interestingly, some of these root causes might not be readily apparent even to seasoned A&E industry professionals.  This Guide identifies and describes many of these.  We encourage you to read through the guide and distribute it to your staff members.

Risk Management Guide for All Professionals - We are happy to provide you with a copy of our Designed Protection Professional Practices Guide. This Guide provides  a broad array of 230 Risk Management strategies for all types of professional service firms to reduce risks of professional liability exposure.

The information in this Guide is based on the collective experience of more than 30 years of underwriting and servicing claims for many types of professional liability firms.  We have done our best to provide valuable strategies which address virtually every aspect of professional liability risk management.  We encourage you to read through the guide and distribute it to your staff members.

Architects and Engineers Liability Risk Self Audit Form – A self scoring questionnaire provides an indication of the strength of your Liability Risk Management program.

Markel's Top 10 Tips for Avoiding Architects and Engineers Professional Liability Claims - A concise, bullet point summary of 10 Liability Risk Avoidance Strategies.

Risk Management Notes - a periodically updated listing of brief introductions to Risk Management Ideas.


Articles on Architects & Engineers Professional Liability Related Topics

Making a List and Checking It Twice: Managing Risk Through Awareness by Glen Mangold, Managing Director at Markel, and Charles Kopplin


Business Case for Cyber Security by Glen Mangold, Managing Director at Markel, and Charles Kopplin


Don't Be Part of the 40 Percent: Write a Detailed Scope of Services by Glen Mangold, Managing Director at Markel, and Charles Kopplin

Strategic Document Retention for Effective Post-Project Risk Management by Glen Mangold, Managing Director at Markel, and Charles Kopplin

Words to Watch when Reviewing Contract Language by Glen Mangold, Managing Director at Markel, and Charles Kopplin

Construction Phase Risk Management: Essential Insights by Glen Mangold, Managing Director at Markel, and Charles W.Kopplin 

Replacing a Design Professional On an Abandoned Project by Glen Mangold, Managing Director at Markel, and Charles Kopplin

Don't Drop Your Guard by Glen Mangold, Managing Director at Markel, and Charles Kopplin

 
From Suspension to Resurrection: How to Restart an Abandoned Project by Glen Mangold, Managing Director at Markel, and Charles Kopplin

 
Perspectives: Controlling the Risks of Green Design by Glen Mangold, Managing Director at Markel, and Charles Kopplin

 
 
Architect Engineer Expert Witness Liability Risk by Robert M. Young, Jr., Esq. of Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker in Los Angeles.

Managing Risk of Liability for Architects and Engineers by John Wersyn, Claim Manager at Markel.


Defining and Allocating Design Responsibility in Complex Projects by William J. Bender of Skellenger Bender in Seattle WA.


Design Professionals Can Limit Liability for Construction Site Injuries
  by Dennis D. Fitzpatrick and Craig A. Jacobson of Clausen Miller P.C. in Chicago IL.

Changes To Look Out For In The New AIA Documents by Meagan E. Leary, Esq. of Gordon & Rees, LLP in San Francisco, CA (May 2008).