Patty Lampert
AIA Cleveland


Thursday, October 15, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
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 Lunch & Learn: Small A-E Firm Practice & risk Management, for the

Small Firm


This program will take a holistic view of the many issues facing a small A/E firm, from the platform of the world of small businesses, applying knowledge gained to the various types of business organizations, and risk management of those entities. Small firms must manage the areas of technology, marketing strategies and engaging consultants, not a stranger to larger firms, but certainly uniquely challenging for the small firm. Building on the information in this program, the material will discuss the selection and negotiation of legal matters such as agreements, insurance requirements and dispute resolution, in the context clients’ expectations-recognizing those expectations are many times exaggerated. Also not unique to the small firm, the focus of wearing multiple hats must embrace the need to advise clients on project delivery method selection, where the rubber meets the road of construction phase services, and the associated documentation required for a successful practice.

This course is taught by Eric Pempus, FAIA, Esq., NCARB, Risk Manager from Design Pro Insurance Group, A Wichert Insurance Agency.

Learning Objectives


1)     Upon completion, participants will be able to identify the issues including the world of small businesses, business organizations, risk management, technology, marketing, and engaging consultants.

2)      Upon completion, participants will be able to evaluate small firm project issues involving agreements, scope of services, project delivery methods, construction phase services, and project documentation.


3)      Upon completion, participants will be able to understand small firm project closeout concerns such as document retention and substantial completion.

4)      Upon completion, participants will be able to learn about small firm post project completion, dispute resolution involving the private & public sectors/3ps and professional liability insurance matters.


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