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Cyber ransom is a lucrative tool for criminals

If your firm’s computer systems have not already been held for ransom, there’s a good chance they could be during 2017. The costs, losses, and damages to design and construction industry firms can be enormous. From restoring files, to paying for project delays, to rehabilitating a firm’s reputation, even one ransomware attack can be devastating. … Continue reading

Protect employees from Zika exposure

Now that the first cases of locally transmitted Zika virus have hit the continental United States, it is time for employers to become aware of the threat. There is good reason for this concern. While Zika generally exhibits only mild symptoms in healthy adults, it can have devastating consequences if contracted by an employee just … Continue reading

DBIA promotes advantages of design-build through new publication

The Design-Build Institute of America has released a new brochure, “Choosing a Project Delivery Method,” which provides a concise overview of design-build versus other common delivery methods. Although the free booklet discusses the pluses and minuses of choosing any of various project delivery methods, it, of course, promotes design-build. Subtitled “A Design-Build Done Right Primer,” … Continue reading

Recreational or medical marijuana use can jeopardize your firm

If your firm is in Colorado, Washington, Alaska, Washington, D.C., or any of the other jurisdictions where the recreational use of marijuana is no longer criminal, your firm might still be in jeopardy because of its use by employees. Industries regulated by the federal government or that perform services on federal projects need to worry … Continue reading

New Schinnerer YouTube Channel Launched

In 1998, Schinnerer first published its comprehensive Voluntary Education Program for Design Professionals (VEP). This practice assistance program for design firms helps firms understand and manage their professional liability exposure and lower their professional liability insurance costs. Over the years, this educational program has been expanded to address advanced issues of practice and to respond … Continue reading

New ConsensusDocs Design-Build Joint Venture Agreement Published

The ConsensusDocs Coalition has published and released a new Joint Venture Agreement for a Design-Build Project. It is the first industry standard joint venture contract for firms combining to take the prime risk on a design-build project. On design-build projects there is usually a prime—a developer, a design-build entity, a contractor, or a design firm—serving … Continue reading

Welcome to the New Schinnerer RM Blog

For those of you who have been following us on blog at our old site, we’d like to say thank you. We’ve tried to post meaningful content since we began regularly publishing to our blog in 2010. However, the time to switch to a different, more robust platform has come. So we’re leaving the old … Continue reading