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Reserve Your Seat for our Annual All Ohio Convocation Sept. 7 in Columbus

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The All Ohio Convocation, a risk management program for architects and engineers and industry legal professionals, will take place Thursday, September 7, 2023. The full-day annual event, hosted by Oswald Companies, will offer 5.0 AIA/ HSW / CLE credits (pending approval) and will cover a wide-range of topics including: The…

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Navigating the Ever-Changing Landscape of the Design & Construction Industry: Insights from Oswald Companies

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The architecture and engineering landscape is constantly evolving. Whether you’re charged with keeping up with legislative changes on the local, state and national levels or staying abreast of the latest trends in the market, we understand you have a lot on your plate. Oswald Companies is here for you. Our…

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When it Comes to Insurance Limits for Architects and Engineers, $5 Million is the New $1 Million

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Owners are asking architects and engineers to have higher insurance limits just in case something goes wrong, as noted in Oswald’s Spring State of the Market report. Instead of the usual $1 million limit, owners are demanding $5 million and $10 million limits. The problem is those higher limits might…

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Ohio Design Professionals Get Greater Protection with New Anti-Indemnity Law

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Ohio’s new anti-indemnity law provides more protection for architects and engineers working on public projects with a public entity. Effective March 14, 2023, the law limits the indemnification provisions that public entities can include in contracts with design professionals on public improvement projects. These provisions previously were far-reaching and sometimes held…

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Protect Yourself from the Subconsultants You Don’t Hire: Don’t Let Subs Sink Your Project (Part 4)

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When serving as the lead or prime designer on a major project, nothing is more reassuring than having a knowledgeable and reliable team of subconsultants you can count on to bring your designs to life. Ideally, lead designers build long-lasting relationships with subconsultants who understand the lead’s business and can…

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Creating an Airtight Subconsultant Contract: Don’t Let Subs Sink Your Project (Part 3)

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When serving as the lead or prime designer on a major project, nothing is more reassuring than having a knowledgeable and reliable team of subconsultants you can count on to bring your designs to life. Ideally, lead designers build long-lasting relationships with subconsultants who understand the lead’s business and can…

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Avoiding Vicarious Liability Through Prime Agreements: Don’t Let Subs Sink Your Project (Part 2)

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When serving as the lead or prime designer on a major project, nothing is more reassuring than having a knowledgeable and reliable team of subconsultants you can count on to bring your designs to life. Ideally, lead designers build long-lasting relationships with subconsultants who understand the lead’s business and can…

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Navigating the Shortage of Subconsultants: Don’t Let Subs Sink Your Project (Part 1)

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When serving as the lead or prime designer on a major project, nothing is more reassuring than having a knowledgeable and reliable team of subconsultants you can count on to bring your designs to life. Ideally, lead designers build long-lasting relationships with subconsultants who understand the lead’s business and can…

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Debbie Beebe Promoted to Practice Leader, Architects & Engineers Practice

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CLEVELAND – Jan. 6, 2023 – Oswald Companies, one of the country’s largest independent insurance brokerage and risk management firms, is pleased to announce the appointment of Debbie Beebe to practice leader of the firm’s Architects & Engineers Practice. Debbie brings more than 30 years of professional experience in the…

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Learn about Professional Liability Risk Management Strategies: May 8 Seminar

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Join Oswald Companies and Ulmer attorneys in Cincinnati on Wednesday, May 8 from 4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., for an afternoon discussion on professional liability risk management strategies for architects, engineers, and others in the design and construction industry followed by a networking reception with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Learn…

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