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 […]
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If you’re invited to become a principal in your firm, do you know what that requires? A recent study on internal ownership transition sheds light on how architecture firms are handling the ownership succession process when founding principals near the end of their tenure. If you’re tapped to become a principal in your firm, this […]
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.
An after-work session sponsored by the AIA Trust and the AIA Practice Management Knowledge Community will be held on November 9th at the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial, focusing how technology is impacting architectural practice—with an emphasis on how “virtual practice” is gaining popularity among various types of practitioners.
From 2005 through 2015, almost all intellectual property claims against design professionals in the Schinnerer and CNA program involved copyright issues. Intellectual property, perhaps the most valuable asset for design professionals, includes trademarks, patents, and copyrights. While intellectual property claims in the program were minimal, design professionals should be aware of these risks arising from […]
Risk management education is key to managing a successful firm—and utilizing risk management webinars on critical topics is an indispensable approach. The longevity of an organization doesn’t happen by chance. It is the result of careful planning that includes proactive risk management.
Are you clear on the federal pay rules for compensating overtime correctly so your firm isn’t confronted with audits, back pay, and fines?
Integrating architectural services into a more collaborative design and construction process is transforming practice today. And younger architects are leading this transformation. Design creativity and instantaneous communications are two key characteristics of the youngest generation in the architecture profession. Rapid changes in technology provide transformational tools to enhance both creativity and communication.
Going to A’17? Don’t miss the free seated massage, daily raffles for tech prizes, helpful practice advice, free gifts and snacks—all brought to you by the AIA Trust in Booth #2485.
The AIA Trust is always looking for ways to better understand what drives or hinders productivity at your firm. A new HR outsourcing program for AIA members may help you to reduce your administrative workload—so the AIA Trust needs your valuable feedback to ensure we provide the services you need.