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Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (PT)
Dealey, Renton & Associates, member of The Professional Liability Agents Network (PLAN), is happy to announce an upcoming Webinar that can earn 1.50 AIA/CES learning units  for architects and qualified continuing education credits for engineers.


The program will include an in‐depth review of geotechnical issues including a survey of practicing geotechnical engineers regarding the testing methodologies and perceived reliability of their recommendations. Additionally, we will focus on the coordination of the structural, civil, and MEP designs with the geotechnical recommendations and discuss contractual issues related to the retention of the geotechnical engineer by design professionals and owners. Finally, the presentation will include three case studies in which damages were attributed to soil issues as well as the responsibility of the parties involved.

Learning Objectives:

1. Understand the limits of the geotechnical report and procedures involved in calculating anticipated soils movement.
2. Determining if and when to temper your reliance on geotechnical recommendations
3. Discuss the standard of care for architects and other consultants in reviewing and analyzing the geotechnical report and coordinating their designs
4. Identify risk management techniques and procedures for projects with geotechnical concerns
5. Identify best practices for coordination of design and testing based on case studies


Brandon Waddell is a partner with Vincent Serafino Geary Waddell Jenevein, PC in Dallas, Texas where he concentrates his practice on the representation of design professionals. He has represented various architects and engineers in drafting and negotiating professional service contracts and defending professional liability claims in excess of $40,000,000.00. His clients include ENR Top‐5 Design firms, Fortune 500 companies, and many local architectural and engineering firms. Additionally, he is a frequent speaker regarding issues related to professional liability, trial practice and issues affecting the design industry.

CE Credits: After the program, upon receipt of your Online‐Attendance submission, a group Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you. Architects, Engineers, and other professionals may be able to earn 1.5 continuing education credits for their participation in this program.

: PLAN is a registered provider with the AIA Continuing Education System (AIA/CES). This 1.5 hour is pending approval for 1.5 CEH (Continuing Education Hours formally known as Learning Units) hours, which will be reported directly to the AIA/CES for AIA members. For individual states’ licensing boards, it is the Architect’s responsibility to determine whether this activity meets the various guidelines set forth by those state boards where he/she is registered.

: Contract Solutions Group (CSG) is a national provider of continuing education to design professionals, and will provide engineers with documents for use in meeting engineering CE requirements, including states that require pre‐approval of providers offering PE continuing education credits: Florida, Indiana, Maryland, and North Carolina.

COST: $85.00 per computer connection regardless of the number of people participating via each connection


Registration link & Webinar details online: CLICK HERE

We encourage you to take advantage of this great opportunity to educate your firm on limiting your liability while earning valuable continuing education credits.



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