Building Design: From Green to WELL Building Design

Building Design: From Green to WELL Building Design

WELL Building Design For some time now, building “green” was an emphasis in the design community. Energy efficiency and using alternative sources of energy were the goal for major building projects. Now that most builders take some consideration of...
Document Retention: Rules of Thumb for Design Professionals

Document Retention: Rules of Thumb for Design Professionals

Document Retention In this age of terabyte-sized digital memory banks and the seemingly infinite storage possibilities of “the cloud,” understanding how long a design professional should retain project documents can be tricky. More and longer aren’t always better, but...
Design Insurance Risk Management

Design Insurance Risk Management

Many design firms attend risk management training sessions and implement certain practices based on an industry trend or project claim. Other firms may only concentrate on contracts and insurance coverage’s as a risk management strategy, which only addresses a portion...
Insurance Coverage for New Design Professional Firms

Insurance Coverage for New Design Professional Firms

Finding coverage for a new entity can be tricky, even when the business owners are professionals with a proven track record. With that in mind, RLI created their Emerging Design Professionals (EDP) program. The program is tailored for new design firms and includes:...
Ultra Modern House Designs

Ultra Modern House Designs

Since working with and insuring design clients is all we do, we’ve developed quite the appreciation for unique architecture and design. We recently came across a video showcasing some unique and amazing modern home designs. We thought you might enjoy it as much...
The Key to Keeping a Project on Track

The Key to Keeping a Project on Track

In 1985, after five years prosecuting criminals as an assistant US attorney, I became deputy general counsel of The American Institute of Architects.  On my very first day, I was introduced to civil law.  In his gravelly voice, the general counsel explained to me that...