Drones and the City

Drones seem to be everywhere in our lives, and they are beginning to make their way into the professional setting for architects and engineers as well.  That is, it’s emerging in some cities while others are a bit slower to change for several reasons.  New York City is one of those cities slow to embrace this change as reported by the Wall Street Journal.  The path to legalizing drone use within the city has been 18 ...

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JDRF Brew for a Cure

 


The team had a wonderful time at the JDRF Brew for a Cure event this past weekend along with others in the design and construction industry! Sponsored by our clients Kenneth Boroson Architects and Consulting Engineering Services, we are happy to help support Type 1 Diabetes research for a cure!

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Do You Ever Hire Professional Subconsultants? Here are Some Tips:

 

If you retain subconsultants, you should make sure they have insurance, ideally at the same limits of liability that you maintain. It’s a good idea to also get into the habit of requesting proof of that coverage at least once a year. Here’s why:

  • If you were brought into a claim for professional negligence that is wholly or partly the fault of your sub, it would be good to know that your sub had professional liability at some ...
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A Day on the Water with RLI Insurance

 

We had a wonderful time this week with our team from RLI Insurance! Vince Costello, the Design Professionals program manager; Barb Sable, the Assistant Vice President of the Professional Services Group; Jeff Varallo, our Professional Liability Underwriter; and Kelly Looft, our Property & Casualty underwriter, all made the trek from PA and DC to spend a day on the water with us in the historic Thimble Islands located in Branford, CT.

RLI began writing professional liability for architects ...

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Visit with Travelers Property & Casualty Underwriters

 

 

This week, we had the pleasure of spending the day with our Travelers property & casualty underwriter, Velta Lyn and managing account executive, Suzie Lear from Travelers Georgia office!

Travelers has been serving the needs of design professionals since 1946. Their Architect, Engineer & Surveyor (AE&S) program is built to respond to the unique property casualty requirements of this growing segment ...

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Are you Fully Covered?

 

As a design professional, you should know about different coverages that exist. Below is a list of important policies that we’d like you to consider:

Cyber Liability: What if your system gets hit by Ransomware, a type of virus that encrypts your firms’ data and a ransom to be paid in Bitcoins is demanded by the hackers? This happened to atleast three of our clients in 2016, and a few more since then. Just about ...

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A Visit with Beazley Insurance

 

 

We are all smiles whenever Debbie Wiechardt from Beazley visits! Beazley Insurance is a Lloyds of London syndicate that began in 1986, and they have been writing insurance for architects & engineers ever since. Beazley USA was established in 2004, and in 2005 became the first Lloyds of London syndicate ever to open an American office. Maloney & ...

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2018 Contract Review Guide

One of Maloney & Company’s commitments to our architect and engineer clients is to give them advice and suggestions on managing the risk they take on when providing design services. Among many risk management tips and suggestions, our clients receive a 10 page Contract Review Guide, updated annually.

Within the Contract Review Guide, we address questions like:

Q: What if I don’t sign the contract my client gave me? Or if my client doesn’t sign the ...

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Does the Updated Tax Policy Affect Architects & Engineers?

by Reade Pizzonia, Account Manager, Maloney & Company, LLC

 

 

As 2017 drew to a close, President Trump and the U.S Government agreed upon a new tax policy which went into effect as of January 1, 2018. A few weeks prior to the policy reform getting approved, the policy appeared unlikely to provide a benefit for architects and engineers. However, thanks to ...

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Tiny Living in Brooklyn

 

 

Millions of New Yorkers live alone, and studio apartments of less than 400 feet are setting new standards for efficiency. Caesura, a mixed-used building in the Brooklyn Cultural District is a project of New York’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development. This building has 12 stories, 123 of the smallest legal rentals in the five boroughs, and a ...

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