The Risk Management Forum addresses the ongoing risk management needs of ACEC/MA member firms and provides recommended solutions. In this forum discussion is conducted on such topics as negotiation of owner contracts, peer review and quality control to provide better engineering outcomes, implications of new technologies and delivery methods and staff education regarding emerging risk trends.
The Risk Management Forum has two co-chairs who lead the monthly meetings. The co-chairs also develop the meeting agendas with input from the forum members during and between meetings. All members are volunteer representatives from ACEC/MA member firms. The forum meetings are also open to participants from any ACEC/MA Member Firms.
The Risk Management Forum meets quarterly, either virtually, in-person, or both. Dates and locations of forum meetings are listed under the ACEC/MA calendar.
1/12/2023: ACEC/MA Member Briefing: Gwen Weisberg, Donovan Hatem, presented on the topic of Federal Acquisition Regulation and Indemnity Clauses
6/11/2021: ACEC/MA Member Briefing on Workforce Participation Goals with Deborah A. Anderson, Assistant Attorney General, Construction Bid Unit, Massachusetts Attorney General's Office
12/1/2020: ACEC/MA's Risk Management Forum Member Briefing on the recent MA High Court Ruling on Statute of Repose in Multi-phase, Multiple Building Project, D’Allessandro v. Lennar Hingham Holdings, LLC with Jon Cowen of Donovan Hatem [ACEC/MA is grateful to Donovan Hatem for filing an amicus brief on behalf of ACEC/MA and AIA MA in this case.].
Powerpoint of Jon Cowen's Presentation
Board of Registration of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors Advisory on the Use of Job Titles that include the term “Engineer” or “Surveyor”
Board of Registration Responds to FAQ on Professional Engineers (PE) Certifying Site Plans with Property Lines
Risk Tip 1- Risk Considerations When Your Firm Replaces the Original Design Firm for an Ongoing Project (November 2011)
Risk Tip 2- The Danger of Improper Contract Risk Allocation (January 2012)
Risk Tip 3- Client Communication (February 2012)
Risk Tip 4- Managing Risks in Feasibility Studies (November 2012)
Risk Tip 5- Project Documentation (March 2013)
Risk Tip 6- Sample Project File Index (April 2013)
Risk Tip 7- Document Retention Policy (June 2013)
Risk Tip 8- Engineer’s Risk for Job Site Safety In Traditional Design/Bid/Build Projects (February 2014)
Risk Tip 9- Managing Scope Creep (April 2014)
Risk Tip 10- Essential Benefits of Project Peer Review (July 2014)
Risk Tip 11- Dealing with a Claim or Dispute (December 2014)
Risk Tip 12 – Project Completion Certification (March 2015)
Risk Tip 13 – Managing Risks in Subcontracting Services (May 2015)
Risk Tip 14 – Performing a Peer Review in a Professional Manner (October 2016)
Risk Tip 15 – Risk Considerations When Forming a Joint Venture (November 2016)
Risk Tip 16 – Cyber Risk Management (March 2017)
Anne L. Leifer, PG, LSP
GEI Consultants, Inc.
400 Unicorn Park Drive
Woburn, MA 01801
Besmira Miti, Esq.
Legal and Contracts Specialist
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.
480 Totten Pond Road
Waltham, MA 02451
Hillary Lacirignola, PE
Weston & Sampson
55 Walkers Brook Drive, Suite 100
Reading, MA 01867
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