HPDC Client Toolkit Section 6: Firm & Client Liability
The ability of an architecture firm to rely on information provided by product suppliers or their marketing representatives is judged by the standard of care: at the time of specification, would a reasonable architect have relied on the information provided by a manufacturer as to the performance, content, and reliability of a material, product or system?
This section will help your firm use existing resources to find guidance on several key liability issues. Please review the following links before completing the A+D Firm & Liability Worksheet.
- AIA’s White Paper on Materials Transparency And Risk For Architects
- AIA’s Standard of Care and How The Standard of Care is Applied
- AIA’s Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct
- AIA’s Understanding professional liability insurance
- AIA’s Professional Liability Insurance Carrier Annual Interviews
- AIA’s Architect’s And Design Professional’s Hidden Liability: Hazardous Materials In Construction
- The AIA Trust: Where smart architects manage risk
- AIA’s Negotiating Contracts: Understand Your Risk