“Engineering Standard of Care"
Sponsored by Bracelok!
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Date: Tuesday, September 24th, 2019
Time: 5:00 - 8:15 PM
Hotel Monaco - 1101 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101. Click here for directions.
Early Bird Members - $40*
Non-Members, & Guests - $50
Early Bird YMG - $30*
Students - $15*
Early bird rate ends September 155, 2019. YMG rate applies to Engineers under 35 for both members and non-members.
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5:00 - 6:00 pm Registration/Networking
5:15 - 6:00 pm Tech Talk presented by Bracelok
6:00 - 6:30 pm Dinner
6:50 - 7:00 pm Welcome/Announcements
7:00 - 8:15 pm Program
Presented by Bryce Hodgson, Bracelok
Bryce will talk about their ICC-approved solutions for bracing suspended ceilings, interior partitions and partial height walls in seismic zones.
Professional standard of care is a benchmark for professional services, determining when engineers have met their contractual and professional obligations. What is meant by professional standard of care? Matthew Copus of Hall and Company (a provider of professional liability insurance) and Tom Owens of Mendel Owens (a Seattle law firm representing design professionals) will give us their take on the subject.
Matthew Copus, CIC CRM
Senior Associate / Hall & Company
Matthew is a Senior Associate for Hall & Company, an insurance broker firm that specializes in the placement of professional liability insurance for design firms and consultants. Matthew has been serving as an insurance broker and risk manager for AE firms, Land Surveyors, and environmental Consultants since November of 1998. He is a certified insurance counselor as well as a certified risk manager. These professional designations are marks of distinction that represent robust commitment to professional excellence and leadership within the insurance industry.
Tom Owens, J.D.
Partner / Mendel Owens
Tom has been representing clients for over 20 years. He is a construction and business lawyer with a strong background in design professional law and contract negotiation with a passion to help his clients build their businesses and negotiate good deals. Tom was an independent business person – electrical contractor – in the construction industry before he went to law school. Tom began in private practice representing construction owners and small businesses. He became General Counsel for a major multinational architecture firm early in his career. After 13 years with the architecture firm Tom transitioned back to private practice. His clients are predominately design professionals and independent business people or their companies.