In its most basic form, building information modeling (BIM) is the move from analog to digital design and construction. It is a model-based technology linked with a database of project information. It is poised to fundamentally change the way projects are built and the way the project stakeholders communicate with each other. And while BIM […]
The Quarterly eNewsletter of The AIA Trust —April 2017
Disabilities happen every day. According to the 2007 Disability Status Report published by Cornell University, 36.9% of Americans between the age of 21 and 64 are disabled. While these are not things we like to hear and talk about, these are numbers we cannot and should not ignore.
The Department of Labor (DOL), Internal Revenue Service and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation jointly developed the Form 5550 to satisfy annual reporting requirements on the financial condition, investments and operations of retirement plans. If you have a retirement plan for your practice or component, you may not be aware of new requirements.
For the safety of everyone aboard, it is vital to keep up on routine car care—especially during the vacation season. Here are some basics that every driver should know. For more information, consult your owner’s manual.
Professional service firms need to set appropriate fees for their services and collect those fees to stay profitable. Regular billing and follow-up will open communication about a client’s concerns that could otherwise lead to a fee dispute. Implementing billing controls can minimize the risks that come with trying to collect on an unpaid invoice.
In today’s busy and fast-paced world, it’s hard enough meeting your family’s day-to-day demands…let alone looking at long-term needs. But the facts are that you may lack sufficient life insurance protection to ensure your family’s financial security.
With all the uncertainties facing today’s economy, the AIA Trust strives to select member service providers that are willing to adapt their programs in order to satisfy changing member needs. Last year, the AIA Trust underwent a thorough Request for Proposal process and after much due diligence, re-selected AXA Equitable’s Members Retirement Program as its […]
Does preserving the environment seem overwhelming? The statistics are staggering: Each American generates an average of 4.6 pounds of garbage per day, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).