Risk Management

Program Overview

Berkley DP's comprehensive risk management program focuses on fundamental areas that impact professional liability, project delivery and practice management, with materials that have been developed by leading architectural and engineering practitioners, insurance specialists and legal professionals. We offer essential guidelines, tools workshops, webinars and on-demand courses for continuing education units and risk management premium credits.

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BDP Risk Portal: Resource Library and Tools for Risk and Practice Management

BDP Risk provides 24/7 online access to practical, relevant and concise content from selected subject matter experts, designed to help our insureds avoid professional liability claims, improve management practices and enhance business performance.

  • Risk Management Plan development recommendations to meet the needs of each individual design firm
  • Templates, checklists and sample forms to facilitate implementation of the Risk Management Plan and assist in related project delivery and management tasks
  • Contract Review Guidelines with concise references for business and legal insurability issues to assist in negotiation and team communication of important contract terms
  • On-demand courses that offer learning units and risk management premium credits
  • Resources and advice on current and emerging issues in design practice including BIM, IPD, sustainability, international practice and cyber liability
  • Dynamic and fresh web-based resources - including newsfeeds and RSS links to industry organizations - that are well organized and easily searchable with a focus on current and pertinent issues
  • Multiple media options (papers, presentations, case studies, webinars) to support different learning styles

Contract Reviews

We also offer our clients a risk management review of professional services agreement and provide comments and recommended edits after reference from your insurance broker.
Submit contracts for review to Risk-Support@berkleyDP.com.

Contract Selection Guide

Berkley DP's Contract Selection Guide presents a list and summary of selected features of the most popular standard design and construction agreement forms, organized by project delivery method and sorted by contracting parties. This Guide can serve as the starting point for design professionals and their clients to select the appropriate agreement for their projects. We are making this Guide freely available as a resource to the design industry.

Contract Selection Guide


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