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CASE spring risk management convocatioN


The Council of American Structural Engineers (CASE) is a national association of structural engineering firms that operates as a coalition of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) in Washington, DC. CASE represents more than 200 structural engineering firms dedicated to making structural engineering a fair, profitable, and robust industry. CASE offers SEs the opportunity to grow their businesses through shared best practices, reduced professional liability exposure and increased profitability.
CASE is the recognized authority in the SE industry and the leading provider of risk management and business practice education and information for structural engineering firms.
These CASE Spring Risk Convocation sessions were organized by CASE and are open to all technical program registrants.

Monday, February 15
TECHNICAL SESSION: SOIL/STRUCTURE INTERACTION: DIALOGUE BETWEEN ENGINEERS TO CREATE GOOD SOIL REPORTS
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
MODERATOR: Mr. Brent L. White, S.E., ARW Engineers
PANEL SPEAKERS:
Structural Engineer Panalist: Michael Murphy, P.E., m2
Structural Geotechnical Panelist: William M. Camp, III, P.E., D.GE., S&ME, Inc.
A geotechnical engineering report literally creates the foundation where structural design begins. All too often geotechnical and structural engineers work with little cross collaboration, especially in the early phases of the
project. Having the right conversations early on will help all parties, including owners, understand the scope of work both before and during construction.

The audience will explore numerous topics that should be discussed before the borings even begin: magnitude and location of anticipated loads, location depth and frequency borings, tolerable settlement amounts, and
site specific seismic testing.

TECHNICAL SESSION: characteristics of higher performing design firms

1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
MODERATOR/SPEAKER: Mr. Timothy J. Corbett, SmartRisk
Based on an analysis of design firms, there is a direct correlation between firms with higher profit margins and applied practice and risk management programs. These efforts also lead to fewer claims for these firms resulting
in lower insurance costs. This program will discuss the findings of risk and performance assessments conducted by SmartRisk of design firms identifying the characteristics of today’s design firm leaders, methods used
for client relationships, staffing levels, training efforts, and other features applied by higher performer design firms.

At the end of this session, the audience will be able to:
- Identify claim trends and causes
- Define a high performing firm
- Understand higher performers vs. other firms
- Complete a risk profile and see if their firms has characteristics of a higher performing firm


TECHNICAL SESSION: tackling today's business practice challenges - a structural Engineering roundtable

3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
MODERATOR: David W. Mykins, P.E., Stroud Pence & Associates
Join CASE Leaders and structural engineering executives for an interactive discussion of the business practice challenges encountered by structural engineering firms on a daily basis and the best practices employed by the industry’s top firms to address those challenges.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own issues to discuss, but some of the anticipated topics include: ownership/leadership transitions, firm valuation methods, preparedness of recent engineering graduates, keeping
up with increasing code complexity, and more.

At the end of this session, the audience will be able to:
- Develop business relatioships that can lead to growth and success
- Connect creative business solutions to common problems
- Gain new perspectives on their company

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