Agenda

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8:00 – 8:30 am EST
Morning Session
8:30 – 11:45 am EST
Break
11:45 am – 12:45 pm EST
Afternoon Session
12:45 – 4:30 pm EST

 

Agenda Highlights
Managing Risk in the Practice of Engineering                     J. Stuckey
Identifying engineering risks
Reviewing consequences of potential risks
Understanding principles of risk management
Complying with professional and ethical standards
Identifying strategies to minimize engineering risk and maximize positive results

Understanding How Contracts Can Shift,                     T. Schurter
Reduce (or Increase) Risk
An overview of contract law and key concepts
Understanding contract formation and revision
Recognizing liability exposure under contract
Reviewing standard contract provisions and understanding their impact on risk
• Guarantees, warranties and indemnities
Understanding consequences for delay, disruption, nonperformance,
inadequate performance
Using contract terms to manage risk

Complying with Indiana Laws and Regulations Requiring                    E. Pempus
Engineering Work be Performed or Supervised by Engineers
Indiana laws that regulate the composition of engineering firms
Regulations on responsible charge of engineering work
Rules on sealing of engineering documents

Law of Engineering Malpractice                     T. Schurter
Reviewing the grounds for professional liability claims
Identifying who can bring a claim
Examining common sources of professional liability claims
Reviewing defenses to liability claims
Determining damages
Participating in dispute resolution: arbitration, mediation, litigation
Obtaining insurance coverage for professional liability claims

Reducing Risk for Yourself, Your Company and Your Clients                     E. Pempus
Negotiating fair and understandable contract terms
Maintaining adequate documentation
Implementing document retention policies and procedures
Utilizing forms and standard documents
Communicating with clients and other parties
Implementing quality control practices
Using alternative dispute resolution procedures

Minimizing Risk by Maximizing Compliance with                     E. Pempus
Rules of Professional Conduct
Complying with rules of professional conduct
Preventing conflicts of interest
Promoting health and welfare vs. managing risk: complementary or conflicting duties?
Protecting the environment: meeting or exceeding legal requirements
Watching the bottom line: identifying and balancing economic pressures
in design and construction
Integrating new technologies: identifying and balancing the benefits and risks
Reviewing ethics case studies and hypotheticals

 

 

 

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Credits

Indiana Professional Engineers
6.5 CE Hours, including
1.0 Hour Ethics
1.0 Hour Laws and Rules

 

Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar is open to the public and offers 6.5 continuing education hours, including 1.0 Ethics hour and 1.0 Laws and Rules hour, to Indiana professional engineers.

HalfMoon Education has been approved by the Indiana State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers as a continuing education provider (License No. CE21700059).

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Speakers

Eric O. Pempus

DesignPro Insurance Group, A Wichert Insurance Agency
Mr. Pempus is a risk manager with DesignPro Insurance Group, A Wichert Insurance Agency. For the last 15 years, his risk management focus has been in professional liability insurance, and construction and land use law for the design professions and the building industry. He combines this background with his 25 years of previous experience in the practice of architecture, engineering and construction management. Mr. Pempus is a professional practice adjunct professor who has taught graduate level courses for the last 33 years at Kent State University’s College of Architecture & Environmental Design, including “Leadership, Ethics & Office Management,” “Contract & Planning Law” and “Construction Management.” Mr. Pempus is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and the Chair of the AIA National Ethics Council. He is a construction law attorney, a licensed architect and a licensed property & casualty insurance professional.

Thad Schurter

Drewry Simmons Vornehm, LLP

Partner with Drewry Simmons Vornehm, LLP
Mr. Schurter focuses his practice on construction litigation. Having worked in construction for 10 years before becoming an attorney, he brings exceptional insight and technical experience to bear for his clients. He represents clients from across the full spectrum of the construction industry and provides counsel on design and construction defect claims, job site safety, personal injury and wrongful death claims, contract review, lien claims and payment security issues.

John M. Stuckey

Partner, DeFur Voran
Mr. Stuckey primarily represents business owners and design professionals in commercial matters and litigation. He is a registered civil mediator. Mr. Stuckey’s practice is focused in the areas of construction, employment, insurance defense, litigation and alternative dispute resolution. He is admitted to the Indiana Bar Association and admitted to practice before the Indiana Supreme Court, United States District Court (Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana) and United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Mr. Stuckey earned his B.A. degree from Purdue University and his J.D. degree from William & Mary Law School.

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