Professional Liability for Architects


Architects and engineers design buildings and structures for both residential and commercial uses, bringing them exposure to liability claims from vendors, clients, and their own employees. Although liability insurance is a great form of protection from the financial loss incurred when an allegation or suit is brought against you, you need to make sure your coverage addresses specific areas of risk.

Who Needs Extra Coverage?

Anyone in business could benefit from a liability policy, but when searching through the insurance provided by Axis, there is a unique policy available for those in the following professions.

  • Building Inspector
  • Architect
  • Project Manager
  • Civil Engineer
  • Draftsman
  • Control System Integrator
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Interior Designer
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Transportation Engineer
  • Landscape Architect

Errors and omissions insurance for professional engineers covers the direct liabilities associated with claims of negligence or breach of contract for the services rendered.

The Ins and Outs of E&O

Professional liability insurance offers benefits things like legal defense costs, personal injury, and negligence claims against current or past-rendered services.  A client could be upset with the way your renderings were interpreted, your choice in costly materials that may not be needed, or a design flaw that is exposed after the project is complete. With any of the issues that may arise, E&O insurance can bring you peace of mind if you find yourself in court responding to a disgruntled customer’s allegations.