Litigation from errors and omissions is so common in the building industry that most architects, engineers and contractors carry Errors and Omissions Insurance, also known as Professional Liability Insurance. This is above and beyond the General Liability policy that their firms may already have. Typical allegations of professional liability claims for contractors include negligence in preparing the plans, drawings designs and specifications of a construction project.
Time is money, and there is no better example than on a building project. Research both performed and collected by the OcÚ team confirms that:
- The primary cause of construction mistakes, delays and rework is poor communication.
- The primary reason people use color in technical documentation is to improve communication
- Color can help reduce errors by up to 80%.
- Each incremental dollar invested in color printing can yield $4 in savings for a given project.
If architecture and construction firms wish to tighten budgets and shorten project timelines, risk mitigation must be made a top priority. However, securing Professional Liability Insurance isn't the only avenue that will supply a viable risk management solution. Architects and contractors would be wise to consider color wide format printing options to prevent potential liabilities before the costly errors occur.
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