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Understanding Your Firm to Provide the Right Protection.

Your chosen profession as an architect or engineer is enormously rewarding. Very few people get to experience the thrill of looking up at a structure that was just a vision a few months prior.

Today’s design professionals are facing more and more complicated designs on very tight budgets and short time schedules. It makes the need for Errors & Omissions insurance more critical than ever...

We understand the strains put on design firms. With our robust experience, we will strive find you a comprehensive policy at a competitive price offered by an insurance provider that understands your exposure.
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Protect Your Personal and Professional Reputation.

While it is a proud moment when you place your seal on a project, that is also when your liability begins. Design Professionals have liability issues that are unique. In most other professions, individuals are protected by a veil of incorporation, but design professionals don’t enjoy the luxury of added protection if they apply their seals to design documents. If design errors exist in those documents, the individual who sealed them could be held personally liable for damages...

Fortunately, SterlingRisk has coverage for design professionals that protect both the design firm and the individuals working within them. Our knowledge of the various engineering disciplines and their unique needs allows us to identify coverage gaps that others have missed. Because of our experience and our relationships with leading insurance providers in the U.S. and London, we are able to find a comprehensive solution for your unique coverage needs at a competitive price.
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Program Highlights

Who Can We Protect?

  • Architects & Engineers
  • Landscape architects
  • Design build contractors
  • Interior designers
  • Civil engineers
  • Surveyors
  • Geotechnical engineers
  • Mechanical engineers
  • Structural engineers
  • Electrical engineers
  • Interior designers
  • Technical design consultants
  • Environmental professionals and contractors

Why PDI?

Professional Design Insurance (PDI) has been handling a single line of coverage (Errors & Omissions for Design Professionals) since 1980. As specialists, we handle a very narrow part of the insurance spectrum and we know it very well. Although our niche is laser-focused, our range of coverage options is ever growing because of our experience and continual research. We have a depth of knowledge in this field that is unmatched.

What Sets us Apart?

  • Broad “Professional Service” definition
  • Worldwide coverage
  • Broad “Insured Person” definition includes temporary or leased, as well as retired personnel
  • Includes Blanket Contractual liability coverage
  • Contractors Pollution liability coverage
  • Project specific E&O policies and OPPIs
  • Supplemental defense outside the limits
  • Punitive damages extension where allowable by law
  • BOP programs developed exclusively for Design Professionals

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