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a/e ProNet Holds Annual Spring Meeting in Arizona

March 04, 2017

For the last few sunny days, a/e ProNet members from across the country have gathered in Scottsdale, Arizona for our annual Spring Meeting (March 1-3). a/e ProNet brokers are independent. Technically, we operate as competitors. Membership is by invitation only. We come together voluntarily as recognized leaders in our industry, meeting the insurance needs of architects and engineers. Our […]

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SmartRisk Checklist Can Help Your Firm Shore Up Cybersecurity
SmartRisk Checklist Can Help Your Firm Shore Up Cybersecurity
March 20, 2017

Architecture and engineering firms are still learning how to cope with a growing cybersecurity threat. According to this year’s Global Application and Network Security Report from Radware, nearly half of all companies experienced a cyber ransomware attack in 2016. Vulnerability to loss of personal data, exposure of sensitive or proprietary information, etc., is also on […]

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To Do in 2017: Take An Online Architecture Course
To Do in 2017: Take An Online Architecture Course
February 20, 2017

Every day, technology opens new doors to current and future generations. Nowhere is this more apparent than in education. Video streaming capability allows anyone to “attend” classes at renowned universities, for example. Harvard Graduation School of Design One of the most recent examples is an introductory level architecture course from The Harvard Graduate School of Design. “The […]

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If You Build It, They Will Sue: Condominium Projects – Part I
If You Build It, They Will Sue: Condominium Projects – Part I
January 27, 2017

Do architects owe a “duty of care” to the homeowners of a condominium project with whom the architects have no contractual privity?  According to the California Supreme Court, they do.  What does this mean in practical terms?  The answer is that architects are now more than ever exposed to potential future claims and lawsuits brought […]

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AIA Names Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects Nation's Top Architecture Firm
AIA Names Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects Nation's Top Architecture Firm
December 29, 2016

Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects, an a/e ProNet client hailing from San Francisco, California, has received the coveted AIA Architecture Firm Award for 2017. “Firm principals William Leddy, FAIA, Marsha Maytum, FAIA, and Richard Stacy, FAIA, began collaborating in 1983 and the belief that architecture is the synthesis of poetics, economics, technologies, and meaning has always […]

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Construction Contracts and Bankruptcy: The Ultimate in
Construction Contracts and Bankruptcy: The Ultimate in "Value Engineering"
December 20, 2016

You have just learned that the other party to your contract has filed for bankruptcy. That party owes you money for past work and the project is not yet completed. This is a difficult and confusing situation that your firm might encounter. In this Practice Note, attorney Jeremy W. Katz provides insight into the bankruptcy […]

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Indemnification Clause Templates for Architects & Engineers
Indemnification Clause Templates for Architects & Engineers
November 17, 2016

We’ve posted several times about the confusion surrounding so-called “standard contracts,” as well as the most commonly misunderstood clauses in design professional contracts. When reviewing a new contract for the first time, it can be helpful to know what sound contract language looks like. In February, we published an issue of ProNetwork News titled Template of […]

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Two a/e ProNet Clients Win AIA Indiana Design Awards
Two a/e ProNet Clients Win AIA Indiana Design Awards
November 04, 2016

Last month, AIA Indiana announced the winners of their annual awards. Happily, a couple of familiar names were among the group. ONE 10 STUDIO Architects came away with two awards. The first was a Merit Award (Preservation / Adaptive Reuse / Reservation) for the Marion County Public Defender Agency project. Jury Comments: Though entered as an […]

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Cyber Security Awareness & Last Week's DDOS Hack
Cyber Security Awareness & Last Week's DDOS Hack
October 25, 2016

If you used the internet last Friday, chances are you experienced a few problems. Twitter, PayPal, Spotify, Netflix and AirBnB were just a few of the major websites struggling throughout the day. News sites across the country, including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, had trouble, too. This was the result of a […]

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Hargreaves Wins Rosa Barba Prize for Int'l Landscape Design
Hargreaves Wins Rosa Barba Prize for Int'l Landscape Design
October 18, 2016

In Barcelona last month, a/e ProNet client Hargreaves Associates received the Rosa Barba International Landscape Prize for Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Senior Principal Mary Margaret Jones was on hand to collect the 15,000 Euro prize and spoke briefly about the project, which she helped design for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. The park converted an abandoned […]

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The Temptation to Cut Corners on Insurance
The Temptation to Cut Corners on Insurance
October 12, 2016

When it comes to insurance, cutting costs without determining the risks can leave your design firm vulnerable. In a recent IA Magazine article called Are Your A&E Clients Cutting Coverage Corners?, editor Jacquelyn Connelly outlines three crucial “coverage developments” pertinent to architects and engineers: Cyber liability Design-build contracts Stricter insurance requirements These categories are rapidly changing […]

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