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2019-2020 Winners Announced - a/e ProNet David W. Lakamp AIA Scholarship

June 24, 2019

Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects, an a/e ProNet client hailing from San Francisco, California, has received the coveted AIA Architecture Firm Award for 2017. “Firm principals William Leddy, FAIA, Marsha Maytum, FAIA, and Richard Stacy, FAIA, began collaborating in 1983 and the belief that architecture is the synthesis of poetics, economics, technologies, and meaning has always […]

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We're Still Wondering Who's Responsible for Jobsite Safety
We're Still Wondering Who's Responsible for Jobsite Safety
March 02, 2019

Last August, Bruce Furukawa, Esq., of Furukawa Buccieri LLP, updated a newsletter originally written in 1996 by David W. Lakamp, a founding member of a/e ProNet.  Bruce’s update was titled “The Never-Ending Challenge of Jobsite Safety”, a topic that continues to be as relevant today as in 1996. From that newsletter we read: “Let’s take […]

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2019 Schedule Announced - ACEC Engineering Scholarship - And, 2018's Winning Essay
2019 Schedule Announced - ACEC Engineering Scholarship - And, 2018's Winning Essay
December 23, 2018

a/e ProNet is proud to sponsor the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Scholarship.  Each year this $5,000 scholarship is awarded to well-rounded engineering students.  The application deadline for 2019 submissions is March 15th, 2019.  Visit our Scholarships Page for more information and applications. In the summer of 2018 the ACEC announced that Leah Bectel, studying […]

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Unique Desgin Uses ETFE Foil- IIT Innovation Center by John Ronan Architects Opens
Unique Desgin Uses ETFE Foil- IIT Innovation Center by John Ronan Architects Opens
December 03, 2018

Guest Post, by John Ronan: IIT Innovation Center by John Ronan Architects Opens The Ed Kaplan Family Institute for Innovation and Tech Entrepreneurship at the Illinois Institute of Technology opens this month, the first new academic building at IIT in over forty years. The Kaplan Institute is devoted to fostering collaboration, innovation, and entrepreneurship between […]

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a/e ProNet Celebrates 30th Anniversary
a/e ProNet Celebrates 30th Anniversary
October 09, 2018

At our 30th anniversary dinner in Chicago, IL last Thursday night, a/e ProNet members gathered to honor our organization and the improvements our members have affected for 3 decades.  Our members reflected on why a/e ProNet was created, how far we have come, and where we are going.  We were lucky to hear a speech […]

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INSURANCE COVERAGE ON CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
INSURANCE COVERAGE ON CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
September 19, 2018

In the Spring 2015 BrickerConstructionLaw.com Newsletter we read, “Proper insurance is a crucial risk management tool for contractors, design professionals and project owners. Each is generally required by contract, statute, or sense of self-preservation, to purchase and maintain appropriate insurance coverage. Since everyone has insurance, it is easy to assume that most risks on a […]

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A Closer Look At The Current State Of Professional Liability Insurance Premiums
A Closer Look At The Current State Of Professional Liability Insurance Premiums
August 17, 2018

The economy is booming, and with it design professionals are experiencing increased demand for their services.  Subsequently, and necessarily, their risk in the marketplace is also rising.  As design firms’ see increases in their exposure, will we see a boom in insurance premiums, as well?  The ACEC 2018 PLI Survey results are in, and the […]

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Timeline Update:  2018 AIA David W. Lakamp Scholarship
Timeline Update: 2018 AIA David W. Lakamp Scholarship
July 13, 2018

The a/e ProNet AIA David W. Lakamp Scholarship program timeline for 2018 has been revised.  The new timeline allows students to apply for this scholarship through October 5, 2018.  The 2018 Scholarships will be awarded in November for use by the winners in their spring semester.  These $5,000 scholarships are open to fourth-year undergraduates, and graduate […]

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CONTRACTUAL DEFENSE PROTECTION – A NEW SOLUTION FOR THE OLD “DUTY TO DEFEND” PROBLEM
CONTRACTUAL DEFENSE PROTECTION – A NEW SOLUTION FOR THE OLD “DUTY TO DEFEND” PROBLEM
June 19, 2018

Design professionals often come across contractual language requiring that they indemnify and defend their clients.  This has long been a sticking point in negotiations, as professional liability policies typically exclude coverage for contractual liability.  How many times has an a/e walked away from a project, because the client is insistent on this point?  How many […]

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A Fond Farewell & Thank You To Audrey Camp
A Fond Farewell & Thank You To Audrey Camp
April 08, 2018

For over seven years a/e ProNet had the good fortune of retaining Audrey Camp’s services.  Audrey has authored the a/e ProNet blog, hunted down outstanding content for our guest essays and whitepapers, edited the ProNetwork News, and she worked diligently behind the scenes to maintain the a/e ProNet website. As an organization, a/e ProNet offers […]

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