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Protective Ally

Pro-Demnity recently updated its website to better articulate its three product and service offerings as well as value to architects, and in particular for the 1,500+ architectural firms who are served directly. Product offerings such as mandatory annual practice insurance, increased limits and spike-up coverage are presented as Insurance Solutions on the site. The Risk […]
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Meet The CEO

Attendees of the OAA Virtual Conference will have an opportunity to meet with President and CEO Bruce H. Palmer at our Virtual Booth. Bruce will be available from 1 pm to 1:30 pm on both Wednesday May 19, 2021 and Thursday May 20, 2021.  Simply click on Event Link when you visit our Virtual Booth […]
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Risk Management During COVID-19

COVID-19 SPECIAL BULLETIN 10 MATTERS DESERVING IMMEDIATE ATTENTIONGeneral Review and Site Visits Provincial government policy has allowed construction activity to continue at most construction sites during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of the work has been deemed “essential” under government directives. Other projects have continued or commenced when provincial restrictions were relaxed. This intermittent construction activity […]
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COVID-19 Resources

We have collectively experienced many changes in our personal and business lives over the 16 months, and the situation continues to evolve. We deeply care about your success and financial well-being and, we recognize how the current challenges are directly and indirectly impacting your architecture business. Moreover, you rely upon us to provide vital professional […]
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David Croft Honoured by The OAA

We are delighted that David Croft is receiving the G. Randy Roberts Service Award from the OAA at the 2021 Awards Presentation on May 18, 2021 during this year’s virtual conference.  Our sincerest and most joyful congratulations to David. Some people transcend easy categorization, defining themselves through their broad intelligence, unswerving drive, and confident individuality. […]
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Architects can retire from practice and from insurance premiums

The Straight Line Newsletter — Issue #14 Welcome to the 14th issue of The Straight Line, now a quarterly. Why quarterly? Because things in general – liability insurance in particular – seem to be changing more rapidly than ever, even as many of us, stuck in our makeshift home offices, watch time slowly stroll by. […]
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Changes to allowable construction activities

Prior to April 17, 2021, s.43 of the O. Reg 82/20 provided that all construction activities or projects and related services were allowed to proceed in Stage 1 areas of Shutdown due to COVID-19. As of April 17, all of Ontario is in Shutdown and s.43 has been significantly amended, with the result that construction […]
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2021 Annual Update

From our beginning in 1987 as The Indemnity Plan, Pro-Demnity was designed for resilience and to weather challenging years.
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Do your Fees Adequately Reflect Project Scope and Risk?

You’re bidding on an exciting new project and asked to pull together the fee proposal (dread). Too high a fee and your proposal may be rejected. Too low a fee and the proposal might not reflect certain realities (and so, might be rejected anyway – even in a competitive environment). If only pricing out a […]
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Planning for Risk

On Risk Life is risky. You don’t have to be an architect or a mountain climber to know that. U of T Professor Mark Kingwell puts it this way: “If life were a game of chance, we would probably choose not to play: the chances are stacked in favour of the house and against the […]
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