Professional Indemnity Insurance for Building Designers

Professional Indemnity insurance provides essential financial cover and protection for Building Designers in the event a claim is made against them for an error or omission that may make during the course of their work.

A Building Designer is a person who designs parts of buildings. The design is possibly the single most important element when creating a new building. Building design is a very complex task and that is why it is the job of a Professional Building Designer. Click here for a quote now.

A building designer can take a basic sketch from a client and turn it into a detailed plan that could be executed into a house or home. With this level of skill and accuracy involved there is always the possibility of a mistake or omission being made by the building designer, no matter how skilled or practiced they may be. That is why it is important to protect yourself in the event where an error or omission may be made.

Some of the main roles of a building designer are as follows:

• Interpret Client briefs and prepare detailed sketches • Execution of sketches into detailed architectural drawings and documentation showering the internal and external layout of the building • Calculate the quantity and quality of materials that will be required in a project/job. This can also include labour costs, projected competition dates ETC • Site visits to make sure that the plans that have been specified for the project are being followed • Liaise with the other consultants working on the project making sure all aspects of the build are being addressed.

With all of these different jobs and applications there is a magnitude of possibilities where a mistake or omission could be made by the Building Designer that could leave the client financially burdened. If this was to happen the client could make a claim against the building designer for this financial loss. Below is a list of some key exposures for Building Designers:

• Failure in management of the project • Poor or inaccurate time frames being set for build or completion • Providing wrong information or advice • Poor communication with Clients • Inappropriate or incorrect certification

The above represents some of the key exposure and in no way all of them. If you need more information please contact is directly.

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