Thursday / October 15, 2020 / 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Meeting the Standard of Care


At the center of the debate in every claim against an architect or engineer is: did the professional services provided meet the standard of care? This question arises often on projects when construction costs and change orders start to rise and endanger the ability to build the project for the anticipated construction costs. Today, there is added pressure on constructions costs and schedules to build the project as anticipated at the beginning of construction. Pressure that might result in claims against architects and engineers. Join Sue Yoakum, Esq., AIA, from Donovan Hatem LLP and the Practice Management Knowledge Community for this program.

 Speaker: Sue E. Yoakum, of counsel to Donovan Hatem LLP, is an attorney and licensed architect with approximately 30 years of domestic and international experience in design and construction. She focuses her practice assisting design professionals by providing claims and risk management assistance, contract reviews, and other related legal services. Sue frequently presents risk management seminars. She is a liaison to the national AIA Documents Committee and wrote a chapter in the 15th edition of AIA’s The Architect’s Handbook of Professional Practice on “Risks and Emerging Practices.” Prior to pursuing her legal career, Sue practiced architecture for ten years, focusing on large projects.

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