ACEC Risk Management Resources
Key Legislative Priorities
- Minuteman Fund Grant to Help Idaho Secure Transportation Funding Increase
- Minuteman Fund Grant Helps Illinois Fight Unfair Labor Requirements
- ACEC-Supported Patent Troll Legislation Stalled in Senate
Professional Liability Insurance Surveys of Member Firms
An important consideration for every engineering firm is professional liability insurance. Insurance availability, rates, types of coverage, pre-claim assistance, claim processing, and related issues all have a direct bearing on the strength and financial stability of the firm. To help ACEC members understand the current insurance landscape, the ACEC Risk Management Committee conducts an annual survey of member firms on their professional liability insurance coverage and experience. Click here to order your copy of the survey.
Professional Liability Insurance Surveys of Carriers
Each year ACEC, NSPE, and the AIA jointly administer a survey of professional liability insurance (PLI) companies serving the design professional industry. The results may be of interest to your firm if you are looking to add coverage, adjust existing coverage, or compare your PLI provider with other carriers.
2017 Professional Liability Insurance Survey of Carriers — Spreadsheet (PDF format). Click here for disclaimer.
2016 Professional Liability Insurance Survey of Carriers — Spreadsheet (PDF format). Click here for disclaimer.
2015 Professional Liability Insurance Survey of Carriers — Spreadsheet (PDF format). Click here for disclaimer.
Additional Resources & Materials
Certificates of Insurance White Paper — A recent change in the certificate of insurance form has sparked new conflicts between design professionals and their clients. This paper explores the roots of the conflict, and offers helpful information on managing the certificate of insurance process.
Client Expectations of Perfection — The ACEC Risk Management Committee’s latest papers and presentations on the disturbing trend towards client expectations of perfection in engineering services, and what ACEC and its members can do about the problem, are collected in the following Toolkit of Documents (Click Here for Disclaimer). The Toolkit is intended for use by members of the professional design community. The documents can be saved and adapted for internal firm use, external speaking, or educating clients. To view the notes pages for each PowerPoint slide show, each document must first be saved and then opened.
- Client Expectations of Perfection — 2012 White Paper
- Client Expectations of Perfection — 2012 PowerPoint
- Example Dialogue # 1
- Contract Language — Constructability Reviews
- Contract Language — DP Evaluation of Claims
- Cost Recovery Policy Issues for Departments of Transportation — This document has been developed to guide engineering firms in their deliberations with state DOTs and the FHWA. It lists the key elements that should be considered in the formation of a fair cost recovery policy.
Mediation and Arbitration in Construction … for the people who write the checks This pamphlet was written as an informational resource for those who are facing their first alternative dispute resolution (ADR) process. The pamphlet focuses on mediation and arbitration methods, processes, roles and relationships.
Preparing for the IgCC — Members of the Risk Management Committee evaluated the International Green Construction Code (IgCC) and produced this white paper on how the Code will affect professional practices and the standard of care for design, engineering, construction administration, commissioning, and facility management.
An Overview of Indemnification and the Duty to Defend — An overview and analysis of these critical legal concepts provided by the Risk Management Committee.
Staff Contact: Charles Kim