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Timeline Update: 2018 AIA David W. Lakamp Scholarship

July 13, 2018

In mid-November, F. David Shipley passed away. He was 81 years old. Dave ran a successful insurance brokerage–Shipley and Associates–for many years. Along the way, he and three colleagues co-founded a/e ProNet in 1988. Dave went on to serve as our Treasurer for more than two decades. Recently, he was deservedly named a Member Emeritus. You […]

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We're Still Wondering Who's Responsible for Jobsite Safety
We're Still Wondering Who's Responsible for Jobsite Safety
March 02, 2019

Last August, Bruce Furukawa, Esq., of Furukawa Buccieri LLP, updated a newsletter originally written in 1996 by David W. Lakamp, a founding member of a/e ProNet.  Bruce’s update was titled “The Never-Ending Challenge of Jobsite Safety”, a topic that continues to be as relevant today as in 1996. From that newsletter we read: “Let’s take […]

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2019 Schedule Announced - ACEC Engineering Scholarship - And, 2018's Winning Essay
2019 Schedule Announced - ACEC Engineering Scholarship - And, 2018's Winning Essay
December 23, 2018

a/e ProNet is proud to sponsor the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Scholarship.  Each year this $5,000 scholarship is awarded to well-rounded engineering students.  The application deadline for 2019 submissions is March 15th, 2019.  Visit our Scholarships Page for more information and applications. In the summer of 2018 the ACEC announced that Leah Bectel, studying […]

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Unique Desgin Uses ETFE Foil- IIT Innovation Center by John Ronan Architects Opens
Unique Desgin Uses ETFE Foil- IIT Innovation Center by John Ronan Architects Opens
December 03, 2018

Guest Post, by John Ronan: IIT Innovation Center by John Ronan Architects Opens The Ed Kaplan Family Institute for Innovation and Tech Entrepreneurship at the Illinois Institute of Technology opens this month, the first new academic building at IIT in over forty years. The Kaplan Institute is devoted to fostering collaboration, innovation, and entrepreneurship between […]

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a/e ProNet Celebrates 30th Anniversary
a/e ProNet Celebrates 30th Anniversary
October 09, 2018

At our 30th anniversary dinner in Chicago, IL last Thursday night, a/e ProNet members gathered to honor our organization and the improvements our members have affected for 3 decades.  Our members reflected on why a/e ProNet was created, how far we have come, and where we are going.  We were lucky to hear a speech […]

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INSURANCE COVERAGE ON CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
INSURANCE COVERAGE ON CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
September 19, 2018

In the Spring 2015 BrickerConstructionLaw.com Newsletter we read, “Proper insurance is a crucial risk management tool for contractors, design professionals and project owners. Each is generally required by contract, statute, or sense of self-preservation, to purchase and maintain appropriate insurance coverage. Since everyone has insurance, it is easy to assume that most risks on a […]

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A Closer Look At The Current State Of Professional Liability Insurance Premiums
A Closer Look At The Current State Of Professional Liability Insurance Premiums
August 17, 2018

The economy is booming, and with it design professionals are experiencing increased demand for their services.  Subsequently, and necessarily, their risk in the marketplace is also rising.  As design firms’ see increases in their exposure, will we see a boom in insurance premiums, as well?  The ACEC 2018 PLI Survey results are in, and the […]

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CONTRACTUAL DEFENSE PROTECTION – A NEW SOLUTION FOR THE OLD “DUTY TO DEFEND” PROBLEM
CONTRACTUAL DEFENSE PROTECTION – A NEW SOLUTION FOR THE OLD “DUTY TO DEFEND” PROBLEM
June 19, 2018

Design professionals often come across contractual language requiring that they indemnify and defend their clients.  This has long been a sticking point in negotiations, as professional liability policies typically exclude coverage for contractual liability.  How many times has an a/e walked away from a project, because the client is insistent on this point?  How many […]

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A Fond Farewell & Thank You To Audrey Camp
A Fond Farewell & Thank You To Audrey Camp
April 08, 2018

For over seven years a/e ProNet had the good fortune of retaining Audrey Camp’s services.  Audrey has authored the a/e ProNet blog, hunted down outstanding content for our guest essays and whitepapers, edited the ProNetwork News, and she worked diligently behind the scenes to maintain the a/e ProNet website. As an organization, a/e ProNet offers […]

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On the Passing of David Shipley, a Founding Member of a/e ProNet
On the Passing of David Shipley, a Founding Member of a/e ProNet
November 30, 2017

In mid-November, F. David Shipley passed away. He was 81 years old. Dave ran a successful insurance brokerage–Shipley and Associates–for many years. Along the way, he and three colleagues co-founded a/e ProNet in 1988. Dave went on to serve as our Treasurer for more than two decades. Recently, he was deservedly named a Member Emeritus. You […]

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