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Navigating Legal and Insurance Issues in Architecture
4th June 2023 • Gābl Media Continuing Education • Gābl Media
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Welcome to the Gābl Media Continuing Education podcast feed! Each podcast is approved for continuing education credits.

Navigating Legal and Insurance Issues in Architecture

AIA CES program ID: GMG.0007

Approved LUs: 1.0 LU|Elective

Prerequisites: None

Program level: Entry

Advance learner preparation: None

In this episode of Context & Clarity, join host Jeff Echols and Co-Host Katharine MacPhail as they discuss risk management for architects with Zach Waters, CEO of Black Swan Risk Management, and Steve Litchfield, Founding Partner of Litchfield Law PC, With years of experience in insurance and legal perspectives, Zach and Steve provide valuable insights on how architects can manage and reduce risk in their practice. In this episode Zach and Steve share their extensive experience and knowledge on using contracts, communication, and insurance to mitigate risk, and offer practical advice for architects on how to manage risk in their daily work. This episode is a must-listen for architects and anyone interested in risk management in the design and construction industry. 

Learning Objectives

  1. Evaluate the role of contracts, communication, and insurance in mitigating risk in the architecture industry, based on insights shared by Zach Waters and Steve Litchfield in the podcast episode.
  2. Analyze the potential risks faced by architects in their practice, and identify strategies for managing and reducing these risks, based on the knowledge and experience of the podcast guests.
  3. Compare and contrast different approaches to risk management in the design and construction industry, and assess the effectiveness of each approach in mitigating risk for architects.
  4. Apply the practical advice offered by the podcast guests to develop a risk management plan for an architectural project, taking into consideration the unique risks and challenges of the project.

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AIA CES Provider statement

Gābl Media is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number 10024977. All registered AIA CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider or this learning program may be sent to AIA CES ( or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

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