Be sure to register for these invaluable upcoming AIA Trust webinars on critical risk topics—such as climate change, IPD, Mediation, and health insurance — free to AIA members and most offering continuing education credits (including one HSW).
Taking the Lead to Address Climate Change
October 18, 2021; 1PM–2PM ET
Extreme climate variability means design firms must respond with solutions and take the lead in adapting the built world to climate change while mitigating worsening impacts. With power and responsibility comes risk. The pace of developments, the changing regulatory/policy landscape, the costs for integrating new systems, materials, and technologies– all require significant time and due diligence.
This webinar will discuss the challenges that professionals face, strategies for managing risks, and the support professional liability insurance provides while firms provide innovative solutions to address the changing climate.
Yvonne Castillo, Senior Vice President Risk Management, Victor US will lead the discussion. Yvonne is a lawyer of 27 years and has worked in the design/construction industry for 19 years. She oversees the risk management program at Victor US, a 60+ year risk management program that supports its insureds in managing professional liability and business risks.
Registration is free of charge to all AIA members and attendees will receive 1 HSW/LU AIA Continuing Education Credits.
Health Plans Webinars
Join the AIA Trust as GetPendella!, our partner in offering AIA Members and AIA component staff streamlined access to affordable health plans, presents several brief but informative webinars.
Individual Health Plans – Available Through GetPendella!
Oct 20, 2021; 2PM-2:20PM ET
Getting an affordable, individual health insurance plan for you and your family shouldn’t be complicated. In this 20-minute webinar, Pendella will introduce you to the latest offerings that are available to AIA Members and Components including:
– What is available to satisfy you and your families health plan coverage
– How to get a quote and apply for coverage.
Group Health Plans – Available Through GetPendella!
Oct 25, 2021; 2 PM-2:20 PM ET
Nov 8, 2021; 2 PM-2:20 PM ET
Getting an affordable health insurance plan for your employees shouldn’t be complicated. Pendella offers AIA Members and AIA component staff streamlined access to affordable employee health plans and intuitive benefits administration services.
In this 20-minute webinar, Pendella will introduce you to the latest offerings and cost-saving health plan strategies for firms and firm employees, including:
– The types of Health Plan Financial Strategies that are available to your practice, such as HRAs and HSAs.
– The importance of getting ahead of your renewal.
– How to get a quote and apply for coverage.
Please note that health plans and insurance policies are made available through GetPendella, LLC, an insurance agency licensed in all 50 states and some plans are subject to medical underwriting. Plan options may vary by state.
The Risks and Rewards of Integrated Project Delivery
October 28, 2021; 1PM – 2:30 PM ET
This 90-minute webinar focuses on the unique risks and rewards which architects may face when participating in Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) contracts or other similar risk and reward sharing agreements. The discussion will include the value proposition that IPD can provide building owners as well as the benefits and potential risks for the design team – some of which could be uninsurable. The webinar will include a series of options for mitigating the inherent risks in these contracts.
Panelists will be: Laurie Canup, AIA, Principal, SRG Partnership, and author of the new risk report, The Risks and Rewards of Integrated Project Delivery; Brett Earnest, STS, LEED BD+C, Assoc. DBIA, Senior Vice President, Clark Construction Group, LLC; and
Kevin Collins, RPLU, Managing Director and A&E Practice Leader, Victor. The session moderator will be Glenn Birx, FAIA, LEED AP, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Ayers/Saint/Gross Architects & Planners and AIA Trust Secretary-Treasurer.
Registration is free of charge to all AIA members and attendees will receive 1.5 LU AIA Continuing Education Credits.
Mediation for the Design Professional
November 3, 2021; 1 PM – 2:30 PM ET
Mediation is a cost-effective dispute resolution vehicle commonly used in clashes involving design professionals. It can also be used as a mechanism to better understand the claims and respective positions of the other parties to a dispute before or during litigation.
Jacqueline Pons-Bunney, Esq. and Peter Stacy, Esq., respected construction attorneys who run the new Practice Coach service for AIA members, present an overview of the benefits of mediation as a non-binding dispute resolution vehicle to help members better understand the role of the mediator and how to prepare for mediation, and next steps if mediation fails – and more. This webinar will provide design professionals insight into how mediation is used to resolve claims or to further the investigation of complex issues commonly found in construction-related litigation.
Registration is free of charge to all AIA members and attendees will receive 1.5 AIA Continuing Education Credits.