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Hidden risks in design contracts

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Hidden risks in design contracts

By Rob Hughes | This subtle but onerous language is becoming fairly widespread in design contracts and, if overlooked, could leave design firms with significant, potentially uninsured exposures.

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A/E firms are doing surprisingly well

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A/E firms are doing surprisingly well

By Mark Zweig | Firms seem to be doing better than most anyone would have predicted when everything had to shut down in March. Why is that?

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