With everyone busier than ever, most of us are seeking balance between our work and personal lives. Technology enables extensive opportunities today and nearly every practicing architect engages in some form of “virtual practice” to stay on top. But is an entirely virtual practice now right for you? Find out more about what a virtual […]
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While you may have spent years developing a reliable specification based on research and product performance to be sure your work is exemplary, you may be asked to review proposed product substitutions with which you have limited knowledge or experience. Since you may be perceived as obstructionist if you object or viewed as approving the […]
In case you missed—or just need a refresher—on the A’18 session, How to Start & Run Your Own Firm, check out the AIA Trust web page about Architects Starting a Firm, New in Practice. You’ll find a long list of free practice resources to help you on your way.
It can happen to anyone. An event on a system or network detected by a security device or application: malicious activity that is attempting to collect, disrupt, deny, degrade or destroy information system resources or the information itself. As an architect, if you don’t think you need cyber protection or don’t believe someone would want […]
With everyone busier than ever, most of us are seeking a balance between our work and our personal lives. Technology now enables extensive communications and thereby opportunities that didn’t exist years ago. Nearly every practicing architect engages in some form of “virtual practice” today because responsibilities require it. So, is an entirely virtual practice now […]
Confused over the differences between Long Term Disability Insurance (LTD) and Business Overhead Expense Insurance (BOE)? While both plans provide a monthly benefit if you are disabled and unable to work, the purposes are very different: LTD provides a monthly benefit to cover your personal expenses while you are disabled, whereas BOE provides a monthly […]
Floods can happen anywhere—more than 20 percent of flood claims come from properties outside the high-risk flood zone according to FEMA. Architects are impacted by flood through exposures at their offices, their homes and their client’s properties. So it’s important to understand what flood insurance covers—and what it does not cover—and what you need for […]
Condominium work for developers, construction managers, contractors, and design firms continues to be strong after being scarce following the 2008 economic collapse. Many millennials and other first time buyers can and want to invest in condo units in urban areas. And renting is less attractive to a maturing class of residential market participants as they […]
The likelihood of design deliverables being released for approval or actual construction while containing negligent errors or omissions are higher than most firms would like. This is due to projects becoming more complex and design times being severely constrained. As such, more projects are involving design input from a wide range of consultants and other […]
As a risk management resource for AIA Members, the AIA Trust develops white papers on topics of critical and evolving risks for architects. If you don’t have time to read the white papers, new synopses give you the important facts. Check them out now—so you stay out in front of critical risks.