As the climate changes and extreme climate variability characterizes our daily lives, design firms must respond in their solutions for the built environment. This webinar held on 10/18/21 discusses the challenges that professionals face, strategies for managing risks, and the support that professional liability insurance provides while firm provide innovative and productive solutions through their leadership in addressing the changing climate.
The unique skills of design firms give them the power to take the lead in adapting the built world to climate change while also mitigating worsening impacts; the duty of care gives them the responsibility. Yet, architects face challenges in keeping up with the latest adaptive strategies and technologies. The pace of developments, the changing regulatory/policy landscape, and the costs for integrating new systems, materials, and technologies all require significant time and due diligence. At the same time, it is reasonable that public and private clients should rely on the professional expertise and judgment of design professionals to help them assess their options for protecting their physical assets against hazards, but also making sound long-term decisions to minimize their carbon footprint.