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

oswaldcompanies June 16, 2023

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 team has decades of experience serving architects, engineers, construction managers, general contractors and subcontractors in the design build industry on projects of all types and sizes.

Tim WalshTim Walsh, Oswald’s Senior Vice President and Director of Design and Construction, has more than 35 years in the industry. He has an unmatched passion for providing sound advice and guidance to his clients. “Throughout my career, I have been fascinated and in awe of the design and construction industry,” Tim said. “The creativity, precision and superb skills required to conceive, design, budget, sequence and construct a construction project have always inspired me and I have the deepest admiration for these professionals.”

His professional motto of “stay curious” comes to life every day in his work. If a client has a question he can’t answer or a need he can’t immediately solve, Tim will comb through a variety of resources such as talking with fellow experts and reading legal cases to find the solution. Through such dedication, Tim has become one of the industry’s premier thought leaders, often called upon to preside over national conferences, meetings and webinars. In 2021, he received the coveted Words of Wisdom award from IRMI for his outstanding contribution to educational programming for the Construction Risk Conference.

Debbie BeebeDebbie Beebe, Vice President and Practice Leader of Oswald’s Architects and Engineers practice, has more than 30 years of professional experience in the A&E industry. In addition to her institutional knowledge of our clients, Debbie has an unbridled enthusiasm for working with her colleagues to define the future of Oswald’s A&E practice. She leads a team of 10 professionals who are highly trained and specialized in meeting the insurance and risk management needs of the A&E industry. Oswald’s A&E team also specializes in providing education programs and contract review services to their clients. The team works in conjunction with Oswald’s Construction and Surety team, providing a full-service Design & Construction practice for their clients.

The A&E team will host their long-running, annual event, Oswald’s All Ohio Conference, on Sept. 7. All Ohio offers four sessions presented by industry leaders and provides valuable networking opportunities to its clients. The program offers five CE’s for AIA/ PDH /and Legal professionals. Registration for the September 7 all-day event can be found on our A&E page HERE.

Moira LyonOswald’s A&E advisors will stand by your side from design through construction. We provide guidance throughout the process of securing the proper insurance coverage and beyond, making sure you continue to meet all the standards to ensure a smooth design and construction phase. And we’re local. Our Cincinnati office is headed by Moira Lyon, who started her career on the carrier side. Her career path enables her to understand the complexities of every individual situation from both sides.

Oswald provides expertise on a variety of subjects year-round. Read our latest State of the Market report for 2023.

For more information, contact us here.


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