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By The Numbers: Engineering & Architecture Industry Profile

February 17, 2021

The idea was simple: Give people the opportunity to rent private residences around the world at a nightly rate. Wouldn’t travelers jump at the chance to stay someplace cozy, someplace with a kitchen, someplace, perhaps, cheaper than a hotel would be in the same city? Start-up success story Airbnb, founded in 2008, capitalized on this […]

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Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects No. 1 in Sustainable Design
Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects No. 1 in Sustainable Design
September 18, 2013

a/e ProNet client Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects of San Francisco has been named to Architect Magazine’s Architect 50 again, and this time they’ve received a top honor! Earlier this year, we blogged one of LMSA’s award-winning sustainable projects, the Merritt Crossing Senior Apartments in Oakland, California. Find out more about the Architect 50 at Architect […]

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Insurance 101: General Liability, Commercial Property & the Business Owners Package Policy
Insurance 101: General Liability, Commercial Property & the Business Owners Package Policy
August 27, 2013

Most architects and engineers are required to have General Liability and Business Property insurance coverage. The former shows up in most design contracts, while the latter is an essential part of a design firm’s office lease agreement. Needless to say, we get several common questions regarding these coverages: What is General Liability coverage? What is Business Property coverage? […]

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Insurance Academy: The Ins & Outs of Professional Liability Insurance
Insurance Academy: The Ins & Outs of Professional Liability Insurance
August 22, 2013

You’re invited! Prominent A&E Professional Liability insurance company Beazley will present a risk management webinar for design professionals on September 4, 2013, to explain the basics of professional liability insurance: How familiar are you with your professional liability insurance policy? If you are not sure what the policy covers or have never had the opportunity […]

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A New A&E Resource: Beazley Pro Inaugural Issue
A New A&E Resource: Beazley Pro Inaugural Issue
August 15, 2013

One of the several excellent insurance companies a/e ProNet works with has a new risk management resource for their professional clients: Beazley Pro. We think our readers will be most interested in the Claims Corner; three scenarios, three discussions, three lessons learned. An example of a claim outlined in the Summer 2013 issue… Engineer granted […]

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a/e ProNet Partners with the Society for Design Administration (SDA)
a/e ProNet Partners with the Society for Design Administration (SDA)
August 08, 2013

In May this year, the Society for Design Administration (SDA), the nation’s largest professional organization for architectural and engineering design firm administrators and managers, announced its endorsement of a/e ProNet. The proper management of professional risk factors such as contract administration, project administration, and document management are known factors in reducing professional risk in a/e […]

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Need CE Credits? a/e ProNet's Contract Review Guides Can Help
Need CE Credits? a/e ProNet's Contract Review Guides Can Help
August 06, 2013

Looking for a convenient way to fulfilll your AIA Continuing Education credit requirements? a/e ProNet can help. In the past few years, a/e ProNet has published two risk management guides for the design industry: Risk Management & Contract Guide for Design Professionals and Risk Management for Design Professionals in a World of Change. Both include courses at the […]

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Making the Grade: Testing Design Professional Indemnity Obligations
Making the Grade: Testing Design Professional Indemnity Obligations
July 30, 2013

In•dem•ni•fy Verb. • Compensate (someone) for harm or loss. • Secure (someone) against legal responsibility for their actions. Imagine a case where an engineering firm was found to have had an expensive duty to defend claims asserted against a developer, even after the engineer’s performance was judged not to have violated the professional standard of […]

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California Court Upholds Contractual Statute of Limitations Provision in AIA Standard Form
California Court Upholds Contractual Statute of Limitations Provision in AIA Standard Form
July 19, 2013

California architects can breathe a little easier. Filed June 3, 2013, the Court of Appeals decision in Brisbane Lodging, LP v. Webcor Builders, Inc. held that the section 13.7.1.1 of the 1997 AIA Standard Form of Agreement between Owner and Contractor is enforceable. This is good news for Design Professionals, as section 13.7.1.1 shortens the statute of limitations period […]

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