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Benefit from Selecting the Right Professional Liability Broker

June 22, 2017

For design professionals, finding the right insurance broker can present a challenge. You need someone with ample experience handling the professional liability needs of architects and engineers, and who offers a wealth of value-added services. Only if your broker has a comprehensive understanding of what you and your firm are all about can he or […]

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ProNet Clients Among 2017 AIA Indiana Award Winners
ProNet Clients Among 2017 AIA Indiana Award Winners
July 04, 2017

Once again, we’re proud to see several of our clients on the list of winners at the AIA Indiana Excellence in Architecture Awards. AXIS Architecture + Interiors Honor Award – New Building – (Project cost greater than $5 million) Project Name:  Cummins LiveWell Center Jury Comments: The jury felt this project achieved a rich and […]

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Winners of 2017 a/e ProNet AIA Scholarships Announced
Winners of 2017 a/e ProNet AIA Scholarships Announced
June 08, 2017

Each year, we partner with the AIA to present two $5,000 awards to architecture students who demonstrate a particular interest in the principles of management in architecture practice. We’re proud to announce that the following students have won the 2017 David W. Lakamp a/e ProNet Scholarship: Emmanuel Cofie always had an eye for art and design. This desire […]

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If You Build It, They Will Sue: Condominium Projects – Part II
If You Build It, They Will Sue: Condominium Projects – Part II
May 29, 2017

Continued from the August 2016 issue of ProNetwork News including an analysis of Beacon Residential Community Association v. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, et al. and its impact on future court decisions. IV.        Important Contract Provisions A.        Indemnity, Indemnity, Indemnity!!! In the real estate business the often-touted phrase is “location, location, location.”  In the design […]

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Indemnity Relief Coming to California Design Professionals
Indemnity Relief Coming to California Design Professionals
May 03, 2017

On April 27, 2017, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 496 (“SB-496”) into law. SB-496 will significantly lessen the burden of indemnity provisions and the dreaded immediate duty to defend in both public and private contracts with design professionals. Efforts to obtain passage began several years ago and were spearheaded by the hard work of the […]

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Copyright Rights and Wrongs
Copyright Rights and Wrongs
April 20, 2017

Copyright seems like a rather lofty notion. Few put copyright at the top of their list of must-haves in contract negotiations, and even fewer take the time to actually register their documents for copyright protection. But you do have copyright protections under current law. That copyright can come in handy as a risk management tool […]

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How to Avoid Invalidating Your Professional Liability Insurance
How to Avoid Invalidating Your Professional Liability Insurance
March 31, 2017

At a panel for the NC Bar Association Construction Law Winter Meeting, attorney Melissa Brumback and her colleagues discussed insurance issues for design professionals. One hot topic was the way architects and engineers can inadvertently invalidate their insurance by agreeing to overly broad contractual language. Frequently, this has to do with the standard of care. Melissa penned the following […]

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SmartRisk Checklist Can Help Your Firm Shore Up Cybersecurity
SmartRisk Checklist Can Help Your Firm Shore Up Cybersecurity
March 20, 2017

Architecture and engineering firms are still learning how to cope with a growing cybersecurity threat. According to this year’s Global Application and Network Security Report from Radware, nearly half of all companies experienced a cyber ransomware attack in 2016. Vulnerability to loss of personal data, exposure of sensitive or proprietary information, etc., is also on […]

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a/e ProNet Holds Annual Spring Meeting in Arizona
a/e ProNet Holds Annual Spring Meeting in Arizona
March 04, 2017

For the last few sunny days, a/e ProNet members from across the country have gathered in Scottsdale, Arizona for our annual Spring Meeting (March 1-3). a/e ProNet brokers are independent. Technically, we operate as competitors. Membership is by invitation only. We come together voluntarily as recognized leaders in our industry, meeting the insurance needs of architects and engineers. Our […]

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To Do in 2017: Take An Online Architecture Course
To Do in 2017: Take An Online Architecture Course
February 20, 2017

Every day, technology opens new doors to current and future generations. Nowhere is this more apparent than in education. Video streaming capability allows anyone to “attend” classes at renowned universities, for example. Harvard Graduation School of Design One of the most recent examples is an introductory level architecture course from The Harvard Graduate School of Design. “The […]

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If You Build It, They Will Sue: Condominium Projects – Part I
If You Build It, They Will Sue: Condominium Projects – Part I
January 27, 2017

Do architects owe a “duty of care” to the homeowners of a condominium project with whom the architects have no contractual privity?  According to the California Supreme Court, they do.  What does this mean in practical terms?  The answer is that architects are now more than ever exposed to potential future claims and lawsuits brought […]

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