Project Insurance: Benefits and Cautions - Part 1 of 2
Project Insurance: Benefits and Cautions - Part 1 of 2
May 10, 2013

The February 2013 issue of ProNetwork News is the first installment of a two-part article; the author, Tim Corbett of SmartRisk explains the origins and principles of project coverage and introduces the reader to two of the four main types of Project Insurance. Project insurance for design professionals was initially established to provide higher, dedicated […]

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Florida: Design Professionals Receive Limited Statutory Immunity
Florida: Design Professionals Receive Limited Statutory Immunity
May 02, 2013

Where does professional liability end and personal liability begin? For design professionals, the line can sometimes be fuzzy, especially with regard to personal injury claims. Now, Florida’s lawmakers have taken steps to limit liability in for design professionals in these cases. According to a recent announcement by the legal firm of Smith, Currie & Hancock […]

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Project Delivery Methods: A New Video CE Series from aecKnowledge
Project Delivery Methods: A New Video CE Series from aecKnowledge
April 23, 2013

Partnering with aecKnowledge, one of the nation’s premiere sources of relevant and practical online continuing education for design professionals, a/e ProNet has sponsored a new video series on Project Delivery Methods. This 5-part series is the culmination of a decade-long look at the exploration and evolution of alternative methods of project delivery. It will help […]

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A Good Time to be An Architect
A Good Time to be An Architect
April 15, 2013

Is it finally a good time to be an architect? We saw this question posed recently by ChicagoBusiness.com and, like many of you, we were excited to know the answer. “I think there’s optimism—a very guarded optimism, given where we’ve been over the past four or five years,” says Scott Sarver, principal at Chicago-based SMDP […]

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The Construction Contract: 3 Essential Rules
The Construction Contract: 3 Essential Rules
April 03, 2013

For design professionals, it’s good business to have a solid, fair contract in place before you begin work on a project. So, what are the three essential rules of putting together a construction contract? Our January 2013 ProNetwork News newsletter has the answer: In the construction world, the contract rules the parties. It is the […]

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Shootout At The Copyright Corral
Shootout At The Copyright Corral
March 04, 2013

Copyright: The Unused Weapon It is no secret that in the current economic environment, it can be difficult to find projects, and the problem may not end there. It can be even more difficult to secure prompt payment from your client. Sometimes, it is difficult to secure payment at all. There are certain statutory protections […]

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Calling a Ceasefire in the Certificate of Insurance Wars
Calling a Ceasefire in the Certificate of Insurance Wars
February 05, 2013

The following is an excerpt of the February 2013 a/e ProNet Guest Essay, Calling a Cease Fire in the Certificate of Insurance Wars. You may download the full PDF version of the newsletter on our website. In war, events of importance are the result of trivial causes. – Julius Caesar Battles about certificates of insurance […]

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Veni, Vidi, Vici, Lis Pendens:  I came, I saw, I got sued - Part 2 of 2
Veni, Vidi, Vici, Lis Pendens: I came, I saw, I got sued - Part 2 of 2
January 09, 2013

The following is an excerpt of Part 2 in this two-part series. In Part 1, author Eric Singer covered Veni (I went to the site) and Vidi (I observed for general conformance with design intent). Lis Pendens – I got sued anyway Sometimes observable deficiencies get missed, or the timing, relative solvency or insured status of the […]

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