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AIAU Live Course: Is Your Firm Prepared? Business Continuity Planning for Architects
March 31, 2020
12:30 PM ET

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Floods, cyber-attacks, pandemics, and unexpected staff absences are just a few of the risks that can prevent architecture firms from remaining open and profitable during disaster and disruption. And yet only 22% of firms with 1–19 employees have a Business Continuity Plan.

This exclusive live course will explore the business impacts of common and timely hazard events, review the essentials of business continuity planning, and introduce a new guide that, when implemented, will leave firms with the confidence to weather any storm.

You'll hear from leading firms how ransomware, hurricanes, the sudden loss of a firm leader-and yes, even COVID19-can impact your employees, clients, projects, and ultimately, your ability to conduct business. They'll share lessons learned from their own experience and best practices in business continuity planning for the building industry. At the end of the course, you'll know how to perform a business impact assessment and develop a plan to reduce business disruption for your firm.
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­Join us on Thursday, April 2, from 3:00 - 4:00 pm ET, for a webinar to examine the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.­

On Friday, March 27, after days of intense negotiations, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law. This sweeping $2.2 trillion emergency stimulus package was passed on a bipartisan basis to help abate the massive economic disruption caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In addition to direct payments to huge swaths of the American population, this Act provides for $350 billion for small business loans, an expansion of unemployment insurance, and tax relief to some employers. Further, for those firms that do business directly with the federal government, there are a number of provisions that address new programs that are being made available to government contractors. Many of these provisions will aid businesses in making difficult decisions about their workforce as the nation comes to a standstill due to the need for social distancing. In particular, employers that maintain their payroll will be eligible for forgivable loans to blunt the impact of the virus.

This webinar is limited to 1,000 attendees. Register now to confirm your access to the content. If you are not able to get into the session live, a link to the recording will be provided via email once its available.­

Link­HERE to Register­for the webinar

Live Course: Economic Impact of COVID-19


The COVID-19 pandemic has led to great uncertainty at architecture firms. In this series, AIA Chief Economist Kermit Baker walks you through the latest developments and economic data and discusses the impact it is having on firms, and how they are responding so far.

Session 4 - Architectural Firm Data Focus - Wednesday, April 22, 3pm EDT

Learning objectives

  • Enhance your understanding of current rapidly-changing economic conditions, and what they mean for your practice.




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