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Georgia amends anti-indemnity statute

Georgia recently adopted legislation that voids indemnity clauses in agreements for services provided by an architect, engineer, or land surveyor, unless the indemnity is limited “to the extent” caused by the negligence, recklessness, or misconduct of a party. The new law only applies to agreements that are executed after July 1, 2016; it does not … Continue reading

AIA releases mid-year Consensus Construction Forecast

The mid-year conclusions from this year’s AIA Consensus Forecast indicate that slower growth in the economy has also affected the construction industry. What is the AIA Consensus Forecast? “It’s conducted twice a year with the leading nonresidential construction forecasters in the United States including, McGraw-Hill Construction, IHS-Global Insight, Moody’s Economy.com, FMI, Reed Construction Data, Associated … Continue reading

Claims corner: as schools open, design professionals fear claims will too

Students are returning to school. Teachers are preparing curricula; Parents are breathing a sigh of relief. And design professionals are concerned that a school they designed could result in a claim. Should these design professionals be worried? Except for residential projects, schools & colleges generate the most claims (frequency) and the most expensive claims (severity) … Continue reading