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Never Too Soon to Start

If you’re relatively new to practice, you may think that you can deal with retirement planning much later. But it takes years to accumulate the savings you’ll need for an ideal retirement. It’s well worth spending time now to strategize how you’ll get from here to there – even if retirement is many years in…

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Embodied Carbon Reduction in the Built Environment

Earlier this year, the US passed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, with $369 billion in funding intended to cut climate pollution in half by 2030 (from 2005 levels). The private sector is also embracing capital-allocation strategies that take environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues into account with their business practices. Over the next few…

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Professional Liability Insurance: 2022 Trends

The AIA Trust together with the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) and the National Society for Professional Engineers (NSPE) work annually to conduct an insurance carrier review and interview of professional liability trends and risk management issues.  Following is a summary of highlights for 2022 in addition to complimentary useful resources made available to…

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Meet the 2023 AIA Trust Chair

Glenn Birx, FAIA, is the 2023 AIA Trust Chair. Glenn is a Vice President and Member of the Board of Directors of Ayers Saint Gross in Baltimore, MD, and was Chief Operating Officer for twenty years where he led the technical and management side of the firm, overseeing contracts, quality control, construction documents, and administration.

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Issues of Jobsite Safety: Do you know?

Jobsite safety is more than just an issue for the general contractor and OSHA can impose safety obligations on all “employers” whose employees are present on the jobsite.  Read on to learn some things that you may not have considered from the expert legal professionals at LegaLine:

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Professional liability: Sharing risks with humans, not technology

Professional liability underwriters and risk managers are often asked how risk and professional liability changes for design firms using advanced digital technologies (such as generative design, DfMA (Design for Manufacturing & Assembly), VR/AR, BIM, Digital Twins, etc.). The simplest answer is that humans manage all technologies and the liability question and associated risks stop right…

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