The shared-risk/shared-profit collaborative nature of Integrated Project Delivery results in many aspects of the relationship being defined contractually. But it is unclear how courts will construe the provisions of multi-party agreements with extensive waivers of rights, unusual limitations on risk, and blurring of responsibilities. The delivery system, with its emphasis on contractual liability rather than […]
The Quarterly eNewsletter of The AIA Trust —January 2018
If an employee suffers a disabling accident or illness, the financial consequences can be quite serious. According to the Council for Disabilities website, the risk of disability during the working years is ever-present; almost one-third of Americans entering the work force today will become disabled before they retire. The AIA Trust has worked with Unum […]
Working as an independent contractor can provide flexibility and benefits not available to employees. Hiring independent contractors can potentially save an employer plenty on taxes and benefits. You may be able get the same productivity for less money and fewer administrative and cost issues. However, now more than ever before, independent contractors and the employers […]
Do you think you need flood insurance only if you live near water? Think again. Floods can be caused by heavy rainfall, melting snow, clogged drainage systems and broken levees. All it takes is a few inches of water to cause major damage to your home and belongings.
Small firms and sole proprietors don’t have the luxury of in-house counsel or retained attorneys. But small architecture firms still encounter many challenges similar to large firms when negotiating and interpreting contracts, handling disputes with clients and contractors, and a myriad of other circumstances where a lawyer may be needed. For a limited time, LegaLine […]
In today’s economic climate, more and more, architects are being asked to address client issues relative to financing, assignment and certification. Every architect should be knowledgeable on these issues and approaches.
Every day, we hear about neighbors suing neighbors; accident victims suing those responsible; and people filing lawsuits for libel, slander and countless other reasons. Think it can’t happen to you? Think again.
Driving Green is more important than ever today to conserve fuel and protect the environment. With gasoline prices on the rise and increasing reports about the impact of greenhouse gases on the environment, now is the time to rethink how you may typically drive and maintain your vehicles.