Of course not. No one plans an accident and while it is not plausible to presume one can escape an accident, it is entirely possible to prepare for it. Most people don’t understand the importance of having accident insurance. While auto insurance helps in the event of an accident, it may not cover all the […]
The Quarterly eNewsletter of The AIA Trust —October 2017
Practice owners have a lot on their minds. There are all the administrative tasks managing a practice entails—billing, collections, keeping accounts, payroll, taxes and so forth. There are marketing and selling, hiring and supervising employees—and a thousand more. As tough as it is to keep on top of all these matters, many women who own […]
Fire is one of the most serious dangers in the home, and the kitchen presents the greatest risk. But wherever a fire starts, there are steps you can take to reduce the danger and help keep your family safe.
Clients of architecture firms are increasingly mandating “prevailing party” contractual provisions that allow the successful party in a dispute between the client and the firm to recover legal costs as well as any damages. Often, architecture firms find such provisions acceptable because they assume that if they have to sue a client for a fee, […]
The financial crisis of 2008 has had wide ranging and long term implications for many Americans especially architects who have faced severe hardship—with the closing or downsizing of many firms—leaving architects and their staff jobless for months or even years, according to a 2012 issue of Architectural Record. More recently, there have been improvements in […]
Two New White Papers Disability, Accessibility & Liability—What an Architect Should Know Did you know that architects can be sued for ADA or FHA violations in a multitude of ways—all relating to their project designs? A brand new white paper on Disability, Accessibility & Liability tells you what an architect should know about these requirements. […]
Whether you are planning to hit the highways or cruise the water, the summer has much to offer for your vacation and recreation time. As with any outdoor adventure, there comes a certain amount of risk. Follow these simple precautions to ensure that you and your family stay safe.
Did you know that 70% of industry professionals surveyed indicated that AIA’s design-build documents are the most preferred Design-Build documents? And now the 2014 versions of the Design-Build documents are available. The major updates include the flexibility to accommodate various ways in which a design-build project can be delivered, the addition of an Owner’s Criteria, […]