4 Risk Management Webinars for Design Professionals in 2013
4 Risk Management Webinars for Design Professionals in 2013
December 28, 2012

In 2013, Professional Liability insurance provider Victor O. Schinnerer will host independent subject-matter experts for four webinars, all geared toward Architects, Engineers, and other Design Professionals: Employment Liability Issues in a Recovering Economy February 13, 2013, 1:00 – 2:00 pm eastern Thomas L. McCally, Esq., Carr Maloney, P.C., Washington, DC Design firms face various types of […]

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Veni, Vidi, Vici, Lis Pendens:  I came, I saw, I got sued - Part 1 of 2
Veni, Vidi, Vici, Lis Pendens: I came, I saw, I got sued - Part 1 of 2
December 04, 2012

Excerpted from the September 2012 issue of ProNetwork News, part one of a two-part series: What if Caesar had written “I came to the project site, I observed for general conformance with the Contract Documents but not for means or methods or work covered since my last visit” and then wrote a three word report? Caesar […]

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Expanding Employment Liability Risks for Design Firms
Expanding Employment Liability Risks for Design Firms
November 10, 2012

It’s true. The insurance industry has a reputation for bringing doom and gloom to an otherwise cheery outlook. Forgive us. Our business relies on our being able to spot negative trends in advance so that we can assist our clients in preparing for the worst. That doesn’t mean we don’t also hope for the best! […]

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Holiday Gift Guide: Architect Andrew Skurman's New Book
Holiday Gift Guide: Architect Andrew Skurman's New Book
November 06, 2012

Homes designed by a/e ProNet client Andrew Skurman have been featured in a wide variety of publications, including Architectural Digest, The New York Times Magazine, Western Interiors, California Homes, San Francisco Magazine, This Old House, Luxe. Interiors + Design, House Beautiful, and Gentry Design. Work by the firm is also included in the books Napa Valley […]

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Getting Paid For Design Services
Getting Paid For Design Services
October 05, 2012

The last few years have been challenging for many design firms. Adding fuel to this fire, many firms are having difficulty obtaining payment for their services. In a recent and ongoing SmartRisk Survey: 81% indicated trouble with getting paid. Successful account receivable programs do not have to be time consuming or daunting. By implementing some […]

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a/e ProNet's Annual Fall Meeting (Oct 3 - 5, 2012)
a/e ProNet's Annual Fall Meeting (Oct 3 - 5, 2012)
October 02, 2012

This week, 46 a/e ProNet members from 27 member agencies are expected to attend our annual meeting in Chicago, Illinois. Over the course of two and half days, twelve top-tier Professional Liability insurance companies will present to our membership. Each company will take this opportunity to announce policy form changes, new endorsements, and pricing expectations […]

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Case Study: No Common Law Indemnification Duty Owed by General Contractor
Case Study: No Common Law Indemnification Duty Owed by General Contractor
September 03, 2012

No Common Law Indemnification Duty Owed by General Contractor to Project Owner for Subcontractor Employee Injuries Where GC Did Not Control and Supervise the Subcontractor’s Work In a case whose principles apply to design professionals as well as general contractors, a GC was performing a build-out for a store tenant (not the project owner) and […]

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Blog Love: Schinnerer's RM Blog
Blog Love: Schinnerer's RM Blog
August 28, 2012

Time to return some Blog Love! We are big fans of Victor O. Schinnerer’s Risk Management Blog. Several times a month, this long-standing professional liability insurance provider posts brief, timely, helpful articles that are relevant to the design industry. The emphasis is on risk management for design firms, and posts often include links back to […]

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Integrated Project Delivery: Changing the Insurance Landscape
Integrated Project Delivery: Changing the Insurance Landscape
August 01, 2012

With more project owners demanding the use of Building Information Modeling (BIM), project delivery is necessarily carried out through greater contributions of design input by the general contractor and the major trade subcontractors. The design professionals are no longer the sole authors of the project design. This collaborative project delivery method has been called integrated […]

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