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By The Numbers: Engineering & Architecture Industry Profile

February 17, 2021

The following is a re-post from the Southeast Construction Law Blog: Contractors, subcontractors, and A&E firms all face differing levels of liability on construction projects. Managing that exposure is a key to maintaining profitability and ensuring your business is protected. One issue I consistently see in my practice is companies taking too much liability for their […]

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Wikihouse: Welcome to the World’s Biggest Design Team
Wikihouse: Welcome to the World's Biggest Design Team
March 31, 2014

What if, instead of architects creating buildings only for those who can afford to commission them, regular citizens could design and build their own houses? This is the concept at the heart of Wikihouse, an open source construction kit. With this tool, just about anyone can build a house, anywhere. Alastair Parvin: Architecture for the people […]

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Commercial Crime Coverages for Architects & Engineers
Commercial Crime Coverages for Architects & Engineers
March 26, 2014

Spring is in the air, and optimism surrounding the construction industry is at a new high! We don’t want to kill the buzz, but this is as good a time as any to remember that your design firm isn’t impervious to crime-related loss or damage. Your insurance policy can (and should!) include a few specific coverages to […]

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Measuring the Success of Your A/E Firm
Measuring the Success of Your A/E Firm
March 10, 2014

We recently stumbled upon Using Four Metrics to Analyze Performance of a Professional Services Firm, an article by June Jewell, President and CEO of Acuity Business Solutions. An excerpt: Sometimes the day to day demands of running a professional services business can be overwhelming, especially for creative and technical entrepreneurs and project managers that do not […]

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Review of the Owner/Design Professional Agreement from The Design Professional’s Perspective
Review of the Owner/Design Professional Agreement from The Design Professional’s Perspective
March 04, 2014

This article reviews some of the issues addressed in a standard Owner/Design Professional Agreement, outlines concerns from the Design Professional’s perspective, and discusses how the Design Professional can reduce liability on a project and ensure equitable adjustments to the contract price and schedule for changed or additional design services. The agreement contemplated by this article […]

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2014 Engineering Excellence Awards in Wisconsin
2014 Engineering Excellence Awards in Wisconsin
February 25, 2014

All over the country this month, engineers participated in local competitions in honor of Engineering Week 2014. ACEC Wisconsin held one such contest and handed out a number of awards, and we want to recognize those achievements: R. A. Smith National, Inc. Drexel Avenue Reconstruction & Oakbrook Center “Drexel Avenue was in very poor condition. […]

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Archilovers: A Fresh, Innovative, International Network for Architects
Archilovers: A Fresh, Innovative, International Network for Architects
February 21, 2014

There are probably many ways for architects to showcase their individual and firm portfolios on the interwebs, but Archilovers has to be one of the best! This social media network, similar to Facebook, offers architects the unique opportunity to manage an individual profile alongside a professional firm profile. Its online library of contemporary architecture projects is […]

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Blog Love: ConstructionRisk.com on YouTube
Blog Love: ConstructionRisk.com on YouTube
February 05, 2014

Tired of reading article after newsletter after white paper after blog post on risk management? (We hope not! But just in case…) Here’s another option: Longtime a/e ProNet affiliate Kent Holland of ConstructionRisk, LLC has translated his impressive catalog of resources into a series of short videos available on the ConstructionRisk.com YouTube Channel. “If you’re […]

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ProNet Practice Notes: Is BIM right for you and your project?
ProNet Practice Notes: Is BIM right for you and your project?
February 03, 2014

Embracing the latest technology can set a design firm apart from the crowd, but it can also set you up for a rough road if you’re not adequately prepared beforehand. Building Information Modeling (BIM) is far from “new” at this point, but some wary design professionals have abstained from it anyway, allowing time to tell […]

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