What comes to mind when you think of the AIA Trust? While many of you may view it as simply a source of insurance and retirement member benefit programs, this only represents a portion of what the AIA Trust actually offers AIA members to help them practice strategically. In fact, the AIA Trust has developed a wide variety of risk management and practice resources, including webinars, free to AIA members.
The AIA members who govern the AIA Trust understand that architects are constantly challenged by complex risks on many levels. So the AIA Trust has developed articles and risk reports on new and evolving risks, guides for starting a firm, and webinars about how to practice successfully—all of which can be easily accessed on the AIA Trust Website.
AIA Trust webinars offer clear and concise explanations and how-to’s on topics such as:
- Creating and running a professional practice
- Copyright law
- Cyber risks
- Managing professional risks faced by small firms and solo practitioners
- Employment law
- How the Affordable Care Act affects your firm.
The AIA Trust also regularly commissions experts to author articles and risk reports on cutting edge topics important to architects—such as the risks of digital practice and BIM, strategies for managing risk on design/build teams, dealing successfully with contractor terminations, effective documentation, and CCA procedures—and much more. New resources are added monthly, so check back often!
Not only are the webinars and risk reports free to AIA members, but many of them offer participants much-needed AIA continuing education credits.