Category: Safety & Other

Safety & Other

Traveling with Your Pets

Summer is here and nothing helps to shake off winter’s icy chill like a relaxing weekend away with your favorite furry friend! Taking your pet on a trip can be an unforgettable experience. Road Travel Before hitting the road, have your dog burn off some energy with a brisk walk around the block or a…

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Safety & Other

Hurricane Preparedness Checklist

Hurricanes are unwelcome anywhere, but it’s crucial to prepare for the worst before a storm is threatening your region. Early preparedness is the best way to get peace of mind and avoid major headaches following a storm—not to mention keeping you, your family, and your property safe and secure during a hurricane. The most important…

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Employee Benefits Safety & Other

New Member Benefit: Save Money

We are pleased to announce that GEICO is now part of the special AIA member benefit offerings offered to you by the AIA Trust for members and component staff of the American Institute of Architects. With a track record of more than 75 years, GEICO now extends its low rates along with a special membership…

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Employee Benefits Safety & Other

Relationships That Matter

Do good relationships drive success? Architects have many tools available as practitioners, but often cannot hear each other. How can we learn to truly and honestly exchange ideas and information with others? Isn’t good communication the key to good architecture?  Find out some keys to beneficial communication and how to balance relationships to achieve professional…

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Safety & Other

Saving Water & Money

Whether you live in a desert or next to a lake, there are good reasons to conserve water. By saving water, you can save money while helping the environment. Here are some ideas for wringing the most use out of your family’s water supply. Seek the Leaks Did you know that there is a national…

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Safety & Other

Recycling—A Green Resolution

Spring is a great time to make a green resolution:  recycling. If you aren’t currently recycling at your home and office, take this opportunity to consider how many resources are saved and what a hugely positive impact recycling makes—and take the necessary steps to get involved. The Problem Here are some numbers from the Environmental…

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Safety & Other

Save on Energy Costs in Winter

Cranking the heat up in winter can make it hard to keep energy costs down. Try these quick tips and save on your home energy bills next winter: Use the sun. During the daytime, open curtains and blinds on the south side of your home to let in natural heat from sunlight. Retain the warmth…

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Safety & Other

The Safe Way to Rent a Car

When you rent a vehicle, it’s important to give it a quick safety check before you leave the rental agency parking lot. Just a few minutes can potentially save you a major headache down the road. Here’s a list of a few important items to look for: Go over the basics. Inspect your vehicle’s tires…

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Life & Health Safety & Other

Springtime Safety and Maintenance Tips

Ready for spring? After such a tough winter, we all are. But before we can fully enjoy springtime, we may first need to clean up some of the damage caused by winter. You can prepare for the upcoming season with these spring home maintenance tips. Siding and Roofing—Check your siding and roofing for loose materials,…

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Safety & Other

Fire Prevention Lessons

Fire is one of the most serious dangers in the home, and the kitchen presents the greatest risk. But wherever a fire starts, there are steps you can take to reduce the danger and help keep your family safe.  Stay in the kitchen. If you are frying, grilling, or broiling food, stay in the kitchen.…

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