Do you even know what cyber risk is? More importantly, do you know how to protect your confidential client records, servers, building drawings and plans and other digital assets? The AIA Trust with its partner-provider, Victor O. Schinnerer & Company Inc., have developed a number of resources, including an upcoming webinar, to enable your architectural […]
The Quarterly eNewsletter of The AIA Trust —April 2018
Millennials can potentially have a comfortable standing for retirement. Many may believe they will never accumulate a million dollars in their lifetime because they face significant financial burdens, particularly as architectural students and emerging professionals. However, millennials can start saving early, gradually increase contributions to their plans, and achieve a comfortable retirement.
The Department of Labor’s or DOL new overtime rules are set to go into effect on December 1st. To help you sort out the requirements and navigate your own situation, the AIA has published a number of overviews.
In this age of increasing cyber crime, professional service firms either have been victims of ransomware or likely will be eventually. Firms that have experienced the chaos and despair that a ransomware attack causes know that the effects are costly, debilitating, and damaging to a firm’s reputation. Through staff education, comprehensive data protection procedures, and […]
What comes to mind when you think of the AIA Trust? While many of you may view it as simply a source of insurance and retirement member benefit programs, this only represents a portion of what the AIA Trust actually offers to AIA members to help them practice strategically. In fact, the AIA Trust has […]
Materials transparency refers to an advocacy movement that promotes requiring manufacturers to fully disclose the material content and chemical makeup of products used in the construction of the built environment. The disclosure is in reference to a pre-determined list of substances that have been identified for potential harmful impacts to human health and the environment.
There are many threats to our future, and many are beyond our control, but we hedge against them. We rely on our military to protect us from national security threats. We rely on the FDA to protect us from foodborne pathogens and the CDC to protect us from communicable diseases. We each pay for all […]
Is Your Firm Covered? A design professional encounters many risks that can result in financial losses to numerous people. Insurance transfers those risks to an insurance company in return for a premium payment. There are a number of important types of architecture firm insurance that an owner should understand to determine if coverage is warranted.