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Educational Opportunities
In cooperation with AIA/CES, the AIA Trust provides opportunities for AIA Members to earn learning…
Professional Liability Insurance Definitions
ADMITTED (or LICENSED) Carrier is an insurance company licensed and authorized to do business in…
Decision-Making Tips for Buying Insurance
The AIA Trust has assembled resources to help you to better understand what to look…
Firm & Employee Coverage
The AIA Trust understands that many AIA Members have small firms or are sole proprietors—yet…
Employment Practices and Social Media
The proliferation of social media has transformed the way people communicate with each other. Platforms…
Joint Ventures Should Anticipate Professional Liability Claims
A joint venture is essentially a partnership, but only for a specific, and usually limited,…
Statutes of Repose Can Be Vital in Limiting Exposure
It seems that during each cycle of the state legislative sessions, efforts are made either…
Can a Design Professional Be in Absolute Compliance with the Law?
There are two kinds of clients who insist in a contract that a design professional…
Who Owns the Instruments of Service?
It is not uncommon for clients to request ownership of your plans and specifications. Corporate…
Project Documentation: To Write or Not To Write
In suits alleging negligence in the performance of professional services, well-drafted documents and well-kept, comprehensive…
Employee Benefits Help Maintain Firm Success
Your firm’s success relies on the talent, experience, and dedication of your employees. Without them,…
Insurance Concerns in Mergers and Acquisitions
As architects continue to face economic challenges in the architectural and broader economic community, merger…
Project-Based IPD Insurance Coverage
The shared-risk/shared-profit collaborative nature of Integrated Project Delivery results in many aspects of the relationship…
Lender Assignment and Certification Requirements
In today’s economic climate, more and more, architects are being asked to address client issues…
Protecting Your Firm When Going Green
In order to protect your firm, contractual provisions such as disclaimers and other exculpatory language…
To Shred or Not to Shred
Every firm has documents that should be destroyed, not simply discarded. Documents must be destroyed…
Top 10 List of Long-Term Care Policy Considerations
Long-term care insurance is a relatively new type of insurance coverage that transfers the risk…