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 […]
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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.
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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.
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To better understand how insurers meet the professional liability insurance and risk management needs of design professionals, the AIA, the AIA Trust, the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), and the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) conduct an annual survey and interviews of insurance carriers. In 2016, 18 carriers participated in the survey. In […]
Drones and cyber liability are all over the news these days. And they have big implications for architectural practice. The AIA Trust has just published guides on each of these topics to help architects navigate new regulations and risks.
Professional service firms are facing an increased exposure to cyber liability. According to Victor O. Schinnerer & Company, many firms do not take the necessary steps to secure their systems, guard their digital assets, protect confidential client information, and maintain productivity. Each firm should have digital protection protocols that help avoid or minimize data breaches. […]