Those in the architecture community often equate risk with professional liability. Because of state licensing laws and the general legal treatment of professionals, liability in the performance of professional services is a significant risk. When failure to meet the standard of care for professional services harms a project stakeholder or results in injury to the […]
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Do you know that when you design a building, you automatically own the copyright to not only your drawings and plans, but you also have a copyright to the design as well?
The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA), which was signed into law on December 27, 2020, includes support for energy efficient design. The Energy-Efficient Commercial Buildings Deduction (26 U.S. Code § 179D or more commonly known as Section 179D of the tax code) had been scheduled to expire at the end of 2020, but it is now […]
A free 90-minute webinar for AIA members, “Condominium Projects: If You Build It, They Will Sue,” will be presented on May 18, 2021 at 10am PST/1pm EST. The webinar will focus on the risks faced by architects in designing condominium projects which include residential subdivisions, common interest developments, and mixed-use projects – and on ways […]
Two AIA Trust reports about digital practice risks have just been updated. The 2021 Guide to Cyber Liability Coverage by independent insurance expert, Insurance Buyers’ Council, Inc., will help you understand what you need to know about cyber liability coverage for your firm. The 2021 update of BIM Me Up, Scotty – Navigating Risk in […]
For a number of reasons, including budgetary cutbacks, lack of skilled workers, and staffing demands caused by disasters or emergencies, local building code entities sometimes seek to transfer their administrative responsibilities. These responsibilities may include transferring the certification of design compliance with codes or construction compliance with design and regulatory requirements to the design firms […]
Design firms have changed their practice management procedures because of pandemic-related restrictions placed on office settings, travel, and in-person meetings with clients, government offices, contractors, and others involved in putting a capital asset in place. Video conferencing through various productivity tools has become part of the new normal for internal and project communications. But there […]
Make a point to register for the upcoming free webinar ‘Negotiating Contracts: Understand Your Risks’ brought to you by AIA Trust and Victor on October 21, 1-2:30 pm EDT, offering 1.5 AIA learning units credit.
Setting goals and objectives that you integrate into your services and project delivery process is an effective way to develop a risk management program for your firm.