The latest Green Building Market Barometer by Turner Construction Company, which surveyed more than 700 executives, found that companies remain committed to constructing environmentally sustainable buildings. Almost all the executives participating in the 2012 survey said their companies would incorporate at least some green features in their next construction project, citing the potential to reduce […]
The Quarterly eNewsletter of The AIA Trust —October 2018
While the enactment of the Affordable Health Act helped close the health insurance gap for young adults (under age 26) because it allows them to remain on their parents’ policies, there is still a critical gap leaving their families at risk: being uninsured for life and disability insurance.
Everyone has their own dream version of retirement. Unfortunately, figuring out how to achieve that dream is often a tough dose of reality. Each year the Employee Benefit Research Institute conducts a Retirement Confidence Survey; 2012 survey results indicated job uncertainty and debt weigh heavily on Americans’ confidence in achieving a comfortable retirement.
You may have heard of personal liability protection or “umbrella” insurance which offers additional protection to home and auto insurance. But do you know what it covers and if you really need it?
The National Safety Council now estimates that cell phone use increases auto accident risk by a factor of four. Many, if not most, company policies on the use of cell phones for enacting company business while driving ban the use of hand-held devices but make an exception for hands-free cell phone usage. This often is […]
Because driving in winter conditions is fraught with hazards such as icy roads, poor visibility and the threat of snowstorms, consider the following questions before getting behind the wheel and putting safety at risk.
The proliferation of social media has transformed the way people communicate with each other. Platforms like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google+ allow people to post whatever strikes their fancy, sharing information with their network and by extension the whole world instantaneously. Design firms are increasingly using social media platforms as part of their business practices: […]
According to the Employee Benefit Research Institute, the number of participants making contributions to defined contribution plans has declined from 65% in 2009 to 60% in 2010, to 59% in 2011, and 58% in 2012 as cited in the 2012 Retirement Confidence Survey. This is no surprise to many small business owners like architects, some […]