architects and engineers

Heightened Insurance Requirements

In an opinion column for The Zweig Letter, Rob Hughes, senior vice president and partner, Ames & Gough provides tips and strategies for AEC firms to navigate the challenges of responding to higher professional liability insurance requirements during a hard commercial insurance market. In addition to providing insights on what’s driving the requirements, he shares tips for negotiating these demands with project owners, as well as insurance options that might help AEC firms control premium costs while meeting contractual coverage requirements.


Kent Holland, JD. discusses recent litigation regarding contractual indemnification clauses, and provides risk management tips related to these court verdicts. 

Veteran Insurance Exec Enhances Broker’s Industry-Leading Service Capabilities for Architects and Engineers

August 16, 2021 – Ames & Gough, a leading insurance broker and risk management consultant specializing in serving design professionals, law firms, associations/nonprofits and other professional service organizations, today announced the appointment of Lauren Rhodes Martin as risk management and claims specialist focusing on the firm’s architect and engineer accounts.

Crisis Response: An A/E Action Plan When Condos Tumble

The recent and tragic Miami condo collapse has provoked many inquiries as to what a design professional might do in the event of a tragedy. Although dramatic, it was not the first such incident and unfortunately, will not be the last. The following is a five-step plan for consideration by design professional individuals or firms before, during, and after such an event.