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Design Professionals and the Give-and-Take of "Standard Contracts"

October 04, 2016

The word standard implies many things. A bar to be cleared; a rubric to be followed. But for design professionals, the word becomes tricky when applied to contracts. Project owners often want to keep things simple by requiring so-called Standard Contracts for all parties. This is a problem for architects and engineers, especially from an […]

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Hargreaves Wins Rosa Barba Prize for Int’l Landscape Design
Hargreaves Wins Rosa Barba Prize for Int’l Landscape Design
October 18, 2016

In Barcelona last month, a/e ProNet client Hargreaves Associates received the Rosa Barba International Landscape Prize for Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Senior Principal Mary Margaret Jones was on hand to collect the 15,000 Euro prize and spoke briefly about the project, which she helped design for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. The park converted an abandoned […]

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The Temptation to Cut Corners on Insurance
The Temptation to Cut Corners on Insurance
October 12, 2016

When it comes to insurance, cutting costs without determining the risks can leave your design firm vulnerable. In a recent IA Magazine article called Are Your A&E Clients Cutting Coverage Corners?, editor Jacquelyn Connelly outlines three crucial “coverage developments” pertinent to architects and engineers: Cyber liability Design-build contracts Stricter insurance requirements These categories are rapidly changing […]

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a/e ProNet’s Fall Meeting to Commence in Chicago
a/e ProNet’s Fall Meeting to Commence in Chicago
September 26, 2016

This week, a/e ProNet’s membership will gather in Chicago for the annual fall meeting (September 28-30, 2016). It’s an opportunity for the members to exchange insights about the climate of the design industry, broadening each broker’s individual knowledge base. Established in 1988, a/e ProNet represents a combined annual professional liability premium volume exceeding $300 million. For this […]

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