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

June 24, 2019

Signs of recovery in the American housing market–in architecture, engineering, construction, real estate–are increasing. Yet, in 2014, the market saw a new, disappointing record: The number of homeowners under the age of 35 hit its lowest point ever. Home ownership has long been synonymous with the American Dream. But where are the young people in this […]

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Document Retention: Rules of Thumb for Design Professionals
Document Retention: Rules of Thumb for Design Professionals
March 20, 2015

In this age of terabyte-sized digital memory banks and the seemingly infinite storage possibilities of “the cloud,” understanding how long a design professional should retain project documents can be tricky. More and longer aren’t always better, but there are legalities to consider before any kind of purge takes place. For architects and engineers, basing a firm-wide retention […]

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a/e ProNet Holds Spring Meeting in Trendy Austin
a/e ProNet Holds Spring Meeting in Trendy Austin
March 06, 2015

Every spring, our members gather to network with one another, as well as to meet with representatives from the top-tier professional liability insurance providers. While our fall meeting is always held in Chicago, our spring meeting changes locations each year. For 2015, the choice was clear: trendy Austin, Texas! The three-day meeting wraps up today, and our […]

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To Report or Not To Report? A Potential Claims Question...
To Report or Not To Report? A Potential Claims Question...
March 04, 2015

Before a design professional decides whether or not to report a professional liability claim, or circumstance out of which a claim might arise, he or she must understand the definition of a claim, circumstance and what is required of them under their policy. The pros and cons of reporting or not reporting a claim are […]

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A Couple Celebrity Homes in Architectural Digest
A Couple Celebrity Homes in Architectural Digest
February 25, 2015

When Hollywood celebrities shop for real estate, they seem to congregate in and around Los Angeles, where the famous hillside neighborhoods offer spectacular views of sunny Southern California. Once a big, beautiful house has been purchased, though, everyone likes to put his or her own stamp on the property. That’s when folks like Michael Bay (Transformers, Pearl […]

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Blog Love: ArchNewsNow - Nuts & Bolts
Blog Love: ArchNewsNow - Nuts & Bolts
February 12, 2015

Nuts+Bolts is a “an exclusive ArchNewsNow monthly series to provide A/E professionals with practical tips for a more successful, profitable practice.” All ten articles currently listed are worth a read, and we hope the series is slated to continue. The authors are architects, consultants, insurance professionals, and financial advisers, all of whom offer a timely […]

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Blog Love: Mistakes in Architecture with a Silver Lining
Blog Love: Mistakes in Architecture with a Silver Lining
January 30, 2015

In high-stakes professions like Architecture or Engineering, mistakes can be devastating. This is why professional liability insurance is so important! But to keep today’s post on the lighter side, we’ll point you to something happier in this vein. a/e ProNet member Professional Design Insurance Management Corporation recently shared this post, 5 Mistakes in Architecture with a […]

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Construction Phase Services: Considerations for a Successful Outcome
Construction Phase Services: Considerations for a Successful Outcome
January 19, 2015

The construction phase is a dynamic time of a project and a design professional’s involvement is significant from a risk management perspective since it allows the design professional the opportunity to provide input during the construction of the project.  Since no designs are perfect (and, moreover, are not expected to be perfect to still meet […]

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Risk Management Bulletin: OSHA Inspections
Risk Management Bulletin: OSHA Inspections
January 15, 2015

Just as nobody wants to think about insurance until they need it, nobody wants to spend their time thinking about things like Crisis Management Plans. But, as with insurance, the only way a Crisis Management Plan can be useful to you is if you have established one before the crisis comes. One of our members, […]

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