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Design Firm Strategies to Help Ensure Payment for Professional Services

Professional architecture and design firms depend on sound financial billing and contractual practices to achieve financial success.  Revenue is the driver of long term firm stability. Appropriate client and project selection are crucial for helping to ensure payment for services throughout the life of a project.  Architects and engineers can benefit by following a course of strategies for timely payment of services and mutually-productive client relationships.

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The #MeToo Movement Continues to Propel Litigation

What started as a tweet from Alyssa Milano in 2017 triggered the ascent of the #MeTooMovement on social media that has transfixed the nation into a cultural phenomenon of revelation and disgust.  High profile cases involving allegations of sexual assault against once powerful men in the media and entertainment industries, organized athletic programs, religious organizations and institutions dominate the headlines.



Colorado State University Researchers Analyze Slightly Above-Average 2019 Atlantic Basin Hurricane Season

Researchers at Colorado State University have recently conducted an analysis of the slightly above-average 2019 Atlantic basin hurricane season.  The CSU Tropical Meteorology Project team accurately predicted 2019 Atlantic hurricane numbers, but under-predicted named storm activity.  The Atlantic hurricane season extends from June 1 – November 30. 



IBA Talks Featuring Lainie Dorneker, President, IronHealth

Check out the latest podcast from Insurance Business America featuring Lainie Dorneker, President, IronHealth. Lainie discusses the rapidly evolving healthcare landscape covering trends including consolidation in the healthcare business, the growing presence of technology, consumerism creating a shift towards value-based care, and liability claim trends.



From the Field - Natural Cats - Wildfires

Ironshore’s recent executive seminar for broker partners in California featured a discussion by meteorologist Jan Null. Null has been a meteorologist for over 45 years, 24 of those as a lead forecaster at the National Weather Service. He is a Certified Consulting Meteorologist with extensive experience as an expert witness and in preparing meteorological and climate data for litigation, insurance and research specializing in fire weather forecasting and forensic meteorology. He is also a Lecturer and Adjunct Professor of Meteorology, Department of Meteorology and Climate Science, San Jose State University.