Raymond F.H. Bustamante of Berkley Construction Professional to Discuss Best-in-Class Professional Liability Risk Profiles at IRMI Construction Risk Conference

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  Roswell, Ga. (September 24, 2018) – Raymond F.H. Bustamante, executive vice president at Berkley Construction Professional, a division of Berkley Alliance Managers, a Berkley Company, will offer his perspective on best-in-class professional liability risk profiles at the IRMI Construction Risk Conference to be held from November 4 – 7, 2018 at the Marquis Marriott… Read more »

Battling the Latest Wave of Construction Litigation Trends

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The construction industry is on the rise again in the U.S. Going into 2018, Dodge Data & Analytics predicted that total U.S. construction starts for the upcoming year would climb 3 percent to $765 billion. This includes a 2 percent increase in commercial building and a 3 percent advance in both the institutional and public… Read more »

8 Steps to Successful Subconsultant Relationships

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Streamline the design-build process with a solid strategy for choosing partners   by Andrew Mendelson FAIA August 8, 2018 Prime design consultants often have a great deal of project control and leverage. Unfortunately, such responsibilities increase the potential for significant risk. This is especially true if errors or omissions committed by subconsultants cause damage to… Read more »

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Industry Shifts Boost Popularity of New Coverage Forms

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By Raymond F.H. Bustamante Posted on June 26, 2018 The rules of engagement have changed drastically. In recent years, the construction industry has moved rapidly from what were clearly defined stand-alone roles of design-bid-build project delivery methods to the faster-paced design/build, public-private partnership (P3) and integrated project delivery (IPD) models. Along with this shift came…

Hire Reliable, Well-Schooled Subcontractors to Reduce Risk

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By Raymond F.H. Bustamante Posted on August 29, 2017 The commercial construction industry entered 2017 building on a steady stream of growth over the past years. Earlier this year, ConstructConnect predicted a 6.3 percent increase in total construction for 2017 with another 7.2 percent increase in spending for 2018. Most recently, these expectations were amended… Read more »

What to know about non-ISO regulated coverages for contractors’ professional liability

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By Raymond F.H. Bustamante Contractors’ professional liability (CPL) and pollution policies continue to grow in popularity as differing project delivery methods blur the lines between design and professional services in the changing construction industry. While the majority of the insurance forms most commonly purchased by contractors — commercial general liability or workers’ compensation — have… Read more »

Understanding Protective E&O Terms and Conditions

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By Raymond F.H. Bustamante With the near demise of project-specific professional liability insurance policies offering dedicated primary coverage for design professionals since the early 2000s, there has been a rise in the use of Owner’s Protective Professional Insurance, also known as Protective E&O. Protective E&O supplements “practice” or annual professional liability insurance policies of the… Read more »