According to ENR, when Peter Arkley and Michael Cusack left Aon, they took more than their personal belongings with them to California-base Alliant. Court documents show that within 72 hours of leaving Aon, around 50 employees followed. A number of clients followed as well. Cases are pending in three states. Even in an industry wracked … Continue reading Construction Insurance Shake-Up: Aon executives took staff and business with them to Alliant
The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is not where one typically expects to see new building products unveiled. We’ve seen internet-enabled refrigerators, and the kids are all raving about the new internet-enabled TVs. But internet-enabled windows? Below is a video: http://videos.cnet.co.uk/embed/40001999/ Samsung Transparent LCD Smart Window hands-on | CNET UK We didn’t expect to … Continue reading Futuristic Fenestration: Introducing the Samsung Transparent LCD Smart Window
Judy Greenwald wrote an insightful article at Business Insurance entitled, Contractors professional liability demand rises. In most circles, especially among architects, engineers and attorneys, contractors are not typically viewed as professionals. So why are these “non-professionals” purchasing “professional liability insurance?” As construction delivery methods such as design-build and integrated project delivery (IPD) continue to gain … Continue reading Professional Liability Coverage for Contractors and Construction Managers?
On Monday, I wrote a post entitled, “When we build, let us think that we build forever”. In that post I introduced the QAO, or Quality Assurance Observation, methodology. The first project to be certified by OAC Management Incorporated under this methodology, was The Ritz-Carlton Residences in Vail, CO. Here is what the insurance carrier, … Continue reading This is what Quality Assurance Observation Certification means to Insurance Carriers
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Chad Johnson, an associate at Higgins, Hopkins, McLain & Roswell, LLC – a Colorado construction litigation firm, offers insight into a recent decision. In the case of Weitz Co., LLC v. Ohio Cas. Ins. Co., attorneys representing … Continue reading Colorado: Construction Defect Representation, Insurance Coverage, Conflicts of Interest
Once again, mediator Ron White provides clarity in the often murky world of construction defect litigation. This time, Mr. White is tackling insurance coverage as it applies to both repair costs and the costs associated with defending a claim.
The Passivhaus standard includes the following requirements:
A building must have a maximum annual heating energy use of 15 kWh per square meter (or 4,755 Btu per square foot) as well as an equivalent cooling load (1.39 kWh per square foot, since you’r… Continue reading Green Building Certification Standards: Passivhaus
In American Family Mut. Ins. Co. v. Spectre West Builders Corp., No. CV09-968-PHX-JAT (D. Ariz. Feb. 4, 2011), arbitration proceedings were instituted against insured general contractor Spectre by the homeowners association for a condominium project co… Continue reading Construction Defect Case In Arizona Examines Policy Coverage of Arbitrator’s Award for Attorney Fees and Costs
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Despite economic troubles, construction defect litigation endures and in some areas appears to be growing, according to Tom Hagy, CEO of HB Litigation Conferences. Continue reading Press Release: Construction Defect Forum Features Judges, Builders, Developers, Insurers and Attorneys March 3-4
I have often advocated here that business ideas can come from outside the insurance industry and adopted by claims very easily. Continue reading 5 Business Basics Every Claims Person Should Live By [The Claims SPOT]