Posts by Brett

Compliance with Law Clause

Compliance with Law Clause A “compliance with laws” provision requires that both parties to a contract must comply with the applicable laws with respect to some core aspect of the contract. These types of provisions are common in commercial leases….

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ACEC Economic Impact Report

ACEC Economic Impact Report We all know how much the engineering industry affects the world we live in, but when you apply real numbers to the work that is being conducted, the impact that the Engineering world has on all…

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Dispute Resolution

Dispute Resolution It is inevitable that all design professionals will come across a fee dispute during their career. While using a well crafted contract such as the AIA standard form is a great way to mitigate this outcome, there will…

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Scope of Services

 Scope of Services In the design professionals industry, a scope of services sets out precisely what services a design professional will be performing on a particular project. A scope of services may be a  particular document, drafted for a particular project, or may be prepared…

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Duty to Defend and Indemnification

Duty to Defend and Indemnification   According to the American Bar Association (HERE), defense and indemnity clauses are routine devices used in construction contracts to shift responsibility for potential risks from one project participant to another. The terms defend and indemnify often appear in…

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“Scope of Services” – Educational Video Series

  “Scope of Services” – Educational Video Series Architectural and engineering services means professional services of an architectural or engineering nature, or incidental services, that members of the architectural and engineering professions, and individuals in their employ, may logically or justifiably perform First in an ongoing series of educational videos put together by a/e…

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Happy International Women’s Day!

   International Women’s Day Year after year, March 8 is celebrated as the International Women’s Day all over the world. The day celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women from all walks of life, while highlighting the…

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a/e Pronet

  a/e ProNet is a network of independent insurance brokers specializing in the professional liability insurance and risk management needs of design professionals. Why should I use a specialist insurance broker? Founded in 1988, the original core goals of a/e…

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