Practice Management for Design Professionals: A Practical Guide to Avoiding Liability and Enhancing Profitability / Edition 1

Practice Management for Design Professionals: A Practical Guide to Avoiding Liability and Enhancing Profitability / Edition 1

by John Philip Bachner, Bachner
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471522058

ISBN-13: 9780471522058

Pub. Date: 03/28/1991

Publisher: Wiley

In the mid-1960s geotechnical engineers paid the highest liability insurance of any profession and by 1969 were virtually uninsurable. As a result, the ASFE was founded and helped these engineers not only lower their insurance rates, but get to the point where, by 1980, they were the least liability-prone members of the design profession. Now, John Bachner and the

Overview

In the mid-1960s geotechnical engineers paid the highest liability insurance of any profession and by 1969 were virtually uninsurable. As a result, the ASFE was founded and helped these engineers not only lower their insurance rates, but get to the point where, by 1980, they were the least liability-prone members of the design profession. Now, John Bachner and the ASFE tell all other design professionals how to accomplish the same task. This book, which incorporates the ASFE's Introduction to Professional Practice program for advancing architects' and engineers' knowledge of professional practice issues, addresses almost every aspect of the design professionals' practice as they relate to liability, from procedures for verifying the accuracy of technical output to steps for improving client and project selection, workscope development, personnel training and dispute resolution.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471522058
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/28/1991
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
0.94(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

Table of Contents

Professions, Professionals, Professionalism.

Professional Engagement.

Executing a Professional Commission.

Professionals and the Law.

Contracts for Professional Services.

Professional Liability Insurance.

Professional Risk Management.

Dispute Resolution.

Basic Economics of Professional Practice.

Professional Human Resources Management.

Professional Services Marketing and Business Planning.

Professional Business Development.

Communicating as a Professional.

Index.

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