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

June 24, 2019

We’re proud to announce that the American Institute of Architects (AIA) panel–which includes a/e ProNet member Tom Coghlan of Design Insurance Agency, Inc.–has selected Kevin Fletcher and Nathan Blair to receive the 2014 a/e ProNet AIA David W. Lakamp Scholarship. The scholarship program was initiated by a/e ProNet in 1990, and includes an annual award […]

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a/e ProNet's Fall Meeting to Commence in Chicago
a/e ProNet's Fall Meeting to Commence in Chicago
September 26, 2016

This week, a/e ProNet’s membership will gather in Chicago for the annual fall meeting (September 28-30, 2016). It’s an opportunity for the members to exchange insights about the climate of the design industry, broadening each broker’s individual knowledge base. Established in 1988, a/e ProNet represents a combined annual professional liability premium volume exceeding $300 million. For this […]

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Demanding General Contractors and How to Meet Them Halfway
Demanding General Contractors and How to Meet Them Halfway
August 24, 2016

Some of the most frequently asked questions we hear are triggered by the disparities between the insurance coverage available to design professionals and the demands made for coverage by general contractors and their standard contracts.   This is a nuanced area, and you should call your local a/e ProNet broker if you have specific questions. In the […]

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Certificates of Insurance:  Why You Can’t Always Have It Your Way
Certificates of Insurance: Why You Can’t Always Have It Your Way
August 05, 2016

Design professionals are often asked by their clients to sign contracts that include comprehensive—sometimes unreasonable—insurance requirements and indemnification terms.  These are usually drafted with the goal of protecting owners, clients, contractors, or other project participants.  But how does this work when the required coverages aren’t found in the commercial insurance marketplace? Certificates of insurance (COIs)—which […]

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Farm-to-Table Community--The Cannery--Wins Gold Nugget Award
Farm-to-Table Community--The Cannery--Wins Gold Nugget Award
July 30, 2016

The Cannery–a master-planned, “farm-to-table” community in Davis, California featuring neighborhoods joined by beautiful sets of trails and bike paths–has received the Gold Nugget Award for the Best Residential Housing Community of the Year. Congratulations to a/e ProNet client Jeffrey DeMure + Associates, an integral part of the outstanding team of design professionals responsible for the win! Shout-out […]

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ACEC Announces First a/e ProNet Engineering Scholarship Winner
ACEC Announces First a/e ProNet Engineering Scholarship Winner
July 05, 2016

The ACEC has announced the winners of its five national student awards, and among them is Lauren Grimley, winner of a/e ProNet’s first annual engineering scholarship. Grimley will graduate from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan this year and enter the University of Iowa’s master’s program in water resources and environmental engineering in the fall. Grimley’s credentials as […]

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Winners of 2016 a/e ProNet AIA Scholarships Announced
Winners of 2016 a/e ProNet AIA Scholarships Announced
June 23, 2016

We partner with the AIA to give two scholarships to architecture students each year, and, as usual, we’re excited to announce the winners. Laura Colagrande completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2013 and is enrolled in the M.Arch program at the University of Pennsylvania. With a background in design, she has worked […]

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Commercial Auto Policy Myths
Commercial Auto Policy Myths
June 21, 2016

Company cars. Employee drivers. MVRs. Hired and Non-Owned Auto Liability. Commercial auto insurance is an important coverage for design firms, and it’s also a deceptively simple one. In a short article, a/e ProNet member Walker & Associates Insurance urges design professions to be “aware of the top commercial auto insurance myths. What you don’t know can cost […]

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Are Hackers a Threat to My Design Firm?
Are Hackers a Threat to My Design Firm?
May 04, 2016

Hackers make headlines daily with targets ranging from major Swiss banks to Minecraft users to German nuclear power plants. But what are the risks to architects and engineers? Professional Liability carrier Victor O. Schinnerer urges design professionals to Take Cyber Liability Exposures Seriously in a recent blog post: Cyber liability problems that have disrupted firm operations often […]

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Inquiring Minds and the FMLA
Inquiring Minds and the FMLA
April 18, 2016

Complying with the many provisions of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a concern for even those well-versed in the Act. Recently, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals clarified when the FMLA applies, and spelled out an affirmative duty of the employer to inquire and confirm if an employee wants to take FMLA […]

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