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Architects and engineers

Coverages designed to support architects and engineers and meet the unique challenges faced by professional firms.

Types of businesses

The types of businesses we support with our solutions include, but are not limited to:


Architects who offer design/build services, draftsmen and expert witnesses, landscape architecture, surveying, and urban planning

Design and build professionals

Design professionals who offer services such as interior design and project management


Engineers including civil, electrical, forensic, HVAC, mechanical, structural, surveyors, as well as testing laboratories

Insurance designed for architects and engineers

Our architects and engineers program is designed to provide broad cover for your client, to protect them and if applicable, pay for claims arising out of their errors, omissions or negligent acts.

Professional liability (E&O)

The professional liability product is designed to protect professionals whose business decisions may lead to errors, omissions, neglect or breach of duty while providing services resulting in third party claims.

Umbrella and excess liability

Excess and umbrella liability insurance provides an additional layer of protection over primary insurance coverage and can be tailored to meet the needs of businesses of any size or complexity.

Management liability (D&O)

The management liability product is designed to protect an organization’s leadership for damages caused by their decisions that result in harm to the organization's employees, shareholders, community and investors.

Why is insurance for architects and engineers important?

Architects and engineers are held to higher standard than non-professionals. When a question of liability arises, any claim or allegation leading to a claim with respect to their business, may result in a damaged reputation and financial destruction. Markel Canada is a trusted name in professional liability covers and can assist in selecting the best possible cover for your clients.

Additional resources

  • Appetite Explorer

    Markel Canada's easy-to-use appetite tool enables brokers to quickly determine the level of mutual fit for a risk profile.

  • Broker resources

    Find more information catered to brokers by accessing applications or viewing technical documents related to our products or services.

  • Claims

    While businesses and individuals may attempt to avoid a loss, claims do occur and must be dealt with fairly and quickly to ensure that any disruption to our policyholders’ businesses and lives is kept to a minimum.

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