You may 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.
Safety and Other Articles
National Safety Month focuses on preventative measures that employees can take to maintain an accident-free workplace. In keeping with that mission, here are some best practices that you can incorporate into your daily routine to ensure the safety of you and your colleagues.
Small firms and sole practitioners don’t have the luxury of in-house counsel or retained attorneys, yet small architecture firms confront many legal challenges such as negotiating and interpreting contracts and handling disputes with clients and contractors. LegaLine is the AIA Trust Legal Information Service, a specialized benefit for AIA members, ideal for small firms without […]
How can you manage anger or defuse a scary encounter on the road? An expert, Dave Melton, Transportation Safety Specialist at the Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety, says “Every day, thousands of drivers experience some form of road rage or aggressive driving.” Melton offers steps for avoiding a road rage situation—or getting away from […]
While parking lots may not be the most hazardous places to drive, they can be the most unpredictable. Parking lots can be as open as the plains of the Midwest or as bumper-to-bumper as a city street during rush hour. Drivers seem to suspend their good judgment when looking for a parking space. Some consider […]
Scrambling at work for clients and to bring in new business may lessen focus on one’s own home front. It’s important to focus on fall home maintenance to tackle any trouble spots before winter arrives. Now is the time to start outside jobs before it turns cold and rainy (or snowy). Some tasks may require […]
Decision driving tips can sharpen your skills behind the wheel. You may never have had a collision, or received a citation for speeding, or even paid a parking ticket. But no matter how well you drive, it always helps to keep in mind a few pointers that will help keep your record clean and your […]
Offering your employees good benefits, including salary, health care coverage, and retirement incentives are key to retaining your top employees and in return, contribute to your firm’s success. In a recent survey, The Study of Employee Benefit Trends, conducted by MetLife in 2010, 47 percent of employers said that keeping their current employees is their […]
When your wallet is lost or stolen, it’s tough not to fear the worst—credit card fraud and identity theft. But you can hold the panic at bay by acting quickly and taking a few preventative measures that help protect your credit and reduce your liability.
You may be dreaming of spring, but don’t forget the cold, hard facts: Old Man Winter still has plenty of time to deliver a deadly blizzard or ice storm. It’s important to protect yourself during late-season snowstorms—so follow these tips if you lose power in your home or are stranded in your car.